The Fair grounds were filled with spectators for our ceremony to honor the veterans who are missing or deceased. The ceremony starts two days earlier, when veterans start to build the pyre and attach the worn and tattered flags that are donated for the cause. Many flags have words of remembrance for those that have been lost, or for those still living who still feel the effects of war and losing their friends and comrades. The first watchfire dates back to the Revolutionary war. Wounded soldiers would be able to find their way back to their camps with the lit fires.