Memorial Day

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Park Ranger Michelle Riter shows visitors on a tour of the National Cemetery at Vicksburg National Military Park Sunday the gravesite of one of two Confederate soldiers buried there. Opened in 1866, the cemetery contains the graves of 17,000 Union soldiers as well as 1,300 casualties of subsequent conflicts. (The Vicksburg Post/CHAD APPLEBAUM)

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