Elizabeth Trader, of Springfield, hands her 18-month-old daughter Natalie a flag while she and her husband, Doug, not pictured, volunteer at Springfield National Cemetery Thursday night, May 25, 2023. Both husband and wife have multiple family members who have served in the military. “We want to do this with her every year,” Elizabeth said. “She needs to know the incredible sacrifice of people we will never know.“ (Photo by Jym Wilson)

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Volunteers from the Lawrence County 4-H club, Boy Scout Troop 410, and the Women Veterans of Southwest Missouri American Legion Post place flags at headstones in the Springfield National Cemetery on Thursday evening, May 25, 2023 in preparation for Memorial Day.