Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond Virginia
For the Memorial Day weekend, volunteers spent hours at the Hampton National Cemetery meticulously placing American flags on the graves of U.S. military veterans.
On an adjacent plot in the cemetery, 272 Confederate graves went unmarked.
Under the guidelines of the National Cemetery Administration in Washington, D.C., no sanctioned cemeteries may place Confederate flags on grave sites. On one day each year — Memorial Day — outside organizations can volunteer to do that.
"If an organization chooses to do that, they can do it," said Janice Hill, director of the cemetery in Hampton. "We don't provide the flags. They have to provide them, and they have to take them down when Memorial Day is done. I have not had anyone contact me in the five years I've been here." Local SCV Camp, what's the problem?
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