Brandy and George Leal of Ross Township give their sons, Ethan and Collin, a tour of the "unknown" graves for Civil War veterans at Spring Grove Cemetery on May 25, 2013. Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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This Memorial Day weekend Spring Grove Cemetery is decorated with American flags and photo tributes of the 363 firefighters who were killed while responding to 9/11.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Dottie, 2, admires the flags at Spring Grove Cemetery with her mother and brother on May 24, 2013.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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This Memorial Day weekend Spring Grove Cemetery is decorated with American flags and photo tributes of the 363 firefighters who were killed while responding to 9/11.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Brandy and George Leal of Ross Township give their sons, Ethan and Collin, a tour of the "unknown" graves for Civil War veterans at Spring Grove Cemetery on May 25, 2013. Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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This Memorial Day weekend Spring Grove Cemetery is decorated with American flags and photo tributes of the 363 firefighters who were killed while responding to 9/11.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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This Memorial Day weekend Spring Grove Cemetery is decorated with American flags and photo tributes of the 363 firefighters who were killed while responding to 9/11.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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This Memorial Day weekend Spring Grove Cemetery is decorated with American flags and photo tributes of the 363 firefighters who were killed while responding to 9/11.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Spring Grove Cemetery employee Keith Stanton is tending to gravesites on May 24, 2013. He has worked at the cemetery since 2003.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Spring Grove Cemetery lies in a 733-acre garden filled with collections of Midwest natives and non indigenous species. As a result, many take advantage of the paths along the gardens for walking, running and bicycling.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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This Memorial Day weekend Spring Grove Cemetery is decorated with American flags and photo tributes of the 363 firefighters who were killed while responding to 9/11.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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A piece of steel from the Twin Towers is on display at the Spring Grove Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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The gravesite of Navy veteran Lewis Neeb and his wife, Bess Neeb, at Spring Grove Cemetery on May 24, 2013.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Spring Grove Cemetery lies in a 733-acre garden filled with collections of Midwest natives and non indigenous species. As a result, many take advantage of the paths along the gardens for walking, running and bicycling.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Workers place a new vault over a grave at Spring Grove Cemetery on May 24, 2013 during Memorial Day weekend.   Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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The graves for the "unknown" soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War from 1861-1865. Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Spring Grove Cemetery lies in a 733-acre garden filled with collections of Midwest natives and non indigenous species. Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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Logan Schmidt lays on a bench near the unknwon graves for Civil War veterans enjoying the spring weather at the Spring Grove Cemetery on May 25, 2013. Emily Maxwell | WCPO Digital
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PHOTOS: Spring Grove Cemetery during the 2013 Memorial Day weekend

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CINCINNATI - One of the city's true treasures many don't think about: A cemetery. Sure Spring Grove Cemetery is an 733-acre cemetery, but it is also a park tucked between interstates and city neighborhoods where political leaders and the city's most famous personalities call their final resting place.

View a photo gallery of Spring Grove Cemetery during the 2013 Memorial Day weekend in the media player above.

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