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Memorializing past soldiers at Chalmette Battlefield

They’re getting ready for Memorial Day the Chalmette National Cemetery.

Volunteers spruced up the graves of the 12,000 veterans buried there.

They planted a flag at every gravesite, which included veterans of every American war from the War of 1812 to Vietnam.

The cemetery is next to the site of the Battle of New Orleans, where Andrew Jackson and his out-numbered American forces defeated the British in 1815.

The battlefield will commemorate Memorial Day with events starting Saturday at 11 a.m., including musket drills and re-creations of what life was like during the early 1800’s in south Louisiana.

Click here for more information about the Chalmette Battlefield.