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We had rain and lots of wind today so it was difficult to take photos. My daughter kept chasing wreaths around the cemetery to try to put them back on the proper gravestones.

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Brigidier General William O. Darby is buried near my father-in-law in the National Cemetery. Darby was born in Fort Smith, went to West Point and was killed in World War ll. Darby Junior High School is named after him.

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COREY S. KRASKO • TIMES RECORD

Waldo Fisher salutes after placing a flag at the headstone of his son, Dustin, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith on Thursday. Fisher, a teacher at Darby Junior High School and president of Chapter 467 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, led a group of about 130 Darby students, who placed flags on the 10,325 headstones of deceased veterans and decorated the site for a Memorial Day observance Sunday at 2 p.m. Army Spc. Dustin Fisher was killed while serving in Iraq on May 24, 2005.