I think that making small ceremonial gifts of cigarettes at the monuments to fallen comrades is a lovely gesture. Similar customs are followed by
Mexican celebrants in rural area on the "Dia De Los Muertos" I think.
I've heard many vets express the difficulty of obtaining cigarettes in combat situations, and so I think it's sort of a recollection of the
sacrifice they shared.
I just hope it doesn't offend the spirits of deceased veterans who didn't smoke.
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