The first account of decorating a fallen Soldier's grave was in Warrington, Va. during the Civil War. After Lincoln was assassinated the Country went into a state of mourning and decorating a Soldier's grave with a Flag became popular. I am old enough to recall when they called it Decoration day and it was celebrated on May 30. Sometime in the 70's they changed the date to the last Monday in May to give government workers a three day weekend. Now it's an opportunity for businesses to offer a "Memorial Day Sale" and I expect not many people rush to the cemeteries to place a fresh Flag on a Soldier's grave.