Boy Scout J.J. Mould, 17, prepares to place an American flag at the gravesite of a Civil War soldier yesterday at College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Ill. The scout was assisting members of the local America Legion post in placing flags at the headstones of many Americans – men and women – who served their country in uniform. The task took the group half of today, also, to complete. The oldest military gravesite at College Hill is the final resting place for a soldier who fought in the War of 1812, and heroes of every war that America has fought in since then are buried at the 2-century-old cemetery.
T.E. Griggs is a writer, editor and photographer and a retired U.S. Marine.