RAWLINS – More than 150 years ago, young farm boys from places like Massachusetts and Georgia placed themselves in harm’s way, almost as if treating their own mortality as an afterthought.

This conflict would be known as the Civil War, the bloodiest in American history. Nearly 620,000 soldiers, many of whom under the age of 26, perished. Ever since, Americans would visit the many military cemeteries, hold parades and have family gatherings, in order to pay homage and honor the fallen.

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