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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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r THEY WEREN'T DEAD
A story is told of a Dutohraan who
arrived in the United States on Deco
ration Day, and, noticing the flags
flying and the people going to the
cemetery with large bundles of flow
ers, he asked what it meant
"fthv this, is Decoration Day."
said one. "Don't you know what that1
IS
The Dutchman confessed that he
didn't. The man then explained it
"Isn't there someone at rest in the
cemetery whose grave you would like
to decorate with flowers?" asked the
man.
The Dutchman shook his head and
replied:
"Dozze peeble vat graves I like to
degorate are not dead yet."

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