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A monument at Manassas Battlefield Park marks the spot where Gen. Francis Bartow fell during the first major conflict between the North and the South in the Civil War. Photo by Jon Echternacht

Jon's Jottings: On Memorial Day, remember those who went before

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The origins of Memorial Day, when citizens honor those who paid the ultimate price for American during all conflicts, goes back to the years after the Civil War.

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The original practice of placing memorials on veterans' graves in various areas of the country began after the great conflict that claimed at least 620,000 casualties.

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