The day is Decoration Day, the veterans are marching and the band is playing "The Star Spangled Banner." A crowd of girls hear the music and drop their work to see the passing parade. The parade passes on before a home where two lovers are buried in thoughts of love, the strain reaches their ears and for the nonce they forget their love to view the passing parade and pay their hearts' reverence to the passing heroes. It passes the home of a family in the throes of their own enjoyment, the far away music grows louder, they recognize the air and they, as the rest, step out to see the parade. A school teacher tells her children of the truthfulness of George Washington as a boy and most beautifully does there appear a picture of Washington as a little fellow who chopped down his father's cherry tree and then told the truth when asked who did it. And last is seen two fine noble old soldiers at a garden table refreshing themselves with a mint julep. One was of the North in "65," the other ...
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