Photo Of The Day By Nat Geo

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Watchfire

A Memorial Day Watchfire burns in Syracuse, New York. Your Shot photographer Stefani Reynolds explains the practice: “After a battle, there was an age-old tradition of building a large fire, in the hopes that it would guide lost soldiers back to where they needed to be. Today, the Memorial Day Watchfire honors that tradition, and those who served, by respectfully retiring American flags that can no longer be used.”

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