Story and photos by Susan Larson
A sea of 15,300 luminaria glowed in Fredericksburg National Cemetery from 8 Р11 p.m. May 24 for the 19th annual Memorial Day Saturday ceremony.
The tradition began in 1995, when representatives of local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts presented to National Park Service staff the idea of starting an annual luminaria program to honor United States soldiers who had died in service to their county.

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