Groups Give Tributes on Memorial Day

Area groups remember on Memorial Day

The Free Lance-Star

Groups throughout Fredericksburg observed Memorial Day with ceremonies Monday at cemeteries and historic sites.

Shade from trees and light breezes were welcome relief for participants and attendees as a heat advisory was in effect for the day.

Young and old honored and remembered those who died during the country’s wars, from the founding of America to the current War on Terror.

Confederate Cemetery

Dressed in Confederate attire, 5-year-old Jackson Schenemann watched as re-enactors marched through the Confederate Cemetery.

Jackson’s ancestors on both sides fought for the South during the Civil War and one is buried at the cemetery, though Jackson’s family has not found his grave marker.

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