Tombstone Tuesday-Military Flag Holders

Yesterday was Memorial Day and many of us visited cemeteries to honor the graves of military veterans who served our country or who died while serving our country. Their grave sites are easily recognizable with their metal flag holders, holding new American flags that were recently placed by the local American Legion or VFW. 

Elm Grove Cem, St. Marys, Auglaize Co, OH (2013 photo by Karen)

Today, a close look at these metal flag holders for the major American Wars, most photographed in local cemeteries.

Revolutionary War:

Revolutionary War grave.

Revolutionary War flag holder.

SAR (Sons of the American Revolution)/Revolutionary War Veteran:

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) flag holder.

War of 1812:

War of 1812 grave, Tomlinson Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio.

Civil War, Union:

Civil War grave (Union).

GAR (Grand Army of the Republic)/Union Civil War Veteran:

GAR grave, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio.

GAR grave, Willshire Cemetery, Ohio.

Civil War, Confederacy:

Civil War grave (Confederate), Elm Grove Cemetery, Auglaize County, Ohio.

Spanish-American War:

Spanish-American War grave, Willshire Cemetery, Ohio.


WWI grave, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio.


WWII grave, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio.

WWII grave.

Korean War:

Korean War grave, North Grove Cemetery, Celina, Ohio.

Viet Nam War:

Viet Nam War grave.

Persian Golf War:

Persian Golf War grave.

May their service and sacrifices never be forgotten.

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