Warner is an old veteran in love with the widow Simpson. His rival is an old farmer, named Burns. Warner stands in front of the old soldiers' home, telling a crowd of old veterans of the battles he took part in, and as he unfolds the tales the scenes are depicted in the film. Burns, with rake in his hand, listens doubtfully, makes a few sarcastic remarks and walks away. Meeting the widow Simpson he dallies awhile, and she shows him an article in the newspaper regarding the coming arrangements for the big G.A.R. parade. Burns tells her he is an old veteran, and relates the thrilling experiences he had in the army, which are shown on the screen. Warner comes up and drives Burns away. The day of the parade arrives. Warner, arrayed in all the splendor of a faded uniform exhibits upon his breast a dozen medals. Meeting Mrs. Simpson be takes his coat off and lays it on top of a cannon while he points to each medal and explains how he won it. He discovers that one of the medals is missing, ...
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