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PHOTOS: Courage remembered on Memorial Day in Northwest Arkansas

By Tom Sissom

This article was published May 29, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

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Stuart Reeves (left) and Jim Gillig, both with Siloam Springs’ American Legion post, fold the flag Monday during the Memorial Day ceremony at Fayetteville National Cemetery. The ceremony included the traditional color presentations, rifle volley, memorial wreath recognition and keynote speaker retired Col. Anita Deason.

National Cemeteries

On July 17, 1863, Congress authorized President Abraham Lincoln to purchase cemetery grounds to be used as national cemeteries “for soldiers who shall have died in the service of the country.” Fayetteville National Cemetery opened in 1867. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail. It has been declared a national shrine. The Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corp. was formed in 1984 to work toward the expansion and improvement of the cemetery.

Source: Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corp.

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FAYETTEVILLE -- Courage and remembrance.

National Cemeteries

On July 17, 1863, Congress authorized President Abraham Lincoln to purchase cemetery grounds to be used as national cemeteries “for soldiers who shall have died in the service of the country.” Fayetteville National Cemetery opened in 1867. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail. It has been declared a national shrine. The Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corp. was formed in 1984 to work toward the expansion and improvement of the cemetery.

Source: Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corp.

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