From the Civil War to today’s mattress sales, Memorial Day is full of contradiction
By BEN FINLEY Associated Press | Saturday, May 27, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, places flags in front of each headstone for "Flags-In" at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Thursday, May 25, 2023, to honor the Nation's fallen military heroes ahead of Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)