Girl raises $1,500 to put flowers on Civil War graves
“I think she gets the meaning of Memorial Day better than most”
A teenager's determination to honor veterans means that some 3,400 graves of Civil War soldiers will each bear a carnation on Memorial Day.
Marina Hillis, a 13-year-old East Jessamine Middle School student, has raised $1,500 over the last month so she could purchase flowers for the graves of forgotten and unknown soldiers.
Of the nearly 14,000 graves at Camp Nelson, 3,400 are Union soldiers; of those, some 1,200 are unidentified. A stone wall separates that section from the more recent graves. Read more
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#1 May 29, 2007
confederate soldiers deserve the same respect. next year i should raise 1,500 usd for the graves of confederate soldiers.
#2 Mar 26, 2008
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