Woodbine Cemetery Remembrance

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HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- The valley came together on this Memorial Day in the "confederate section" of Woodbine Cemetery to honor and remember local veterans.

Hundreds of flags have been placed at the graves of more than 250 confederate soldiers who died right here in Harrisonburg.

The VFW, American Legion, and United Daughters of Confederacy all came together to remember those who fought for us.

These organizations, along with family and friends, read poems, sang songs, and gave thanks to those currently in uniform.

One veteran who attended the ceremony had family who fought in past wars, and said that ceremonies like Woodbine, help to better connect him to his ancestors.

"When I'm up here it reminds me of that... and you can see him in the background... smiling... he loved it," said Eddie Humes.

The tombstones in Woodbine Cemetery have been updated as part of a project the cemetery has been working on for years. By next year, they hope to have 90 tombstones restored.

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