Sunday, May 27, 2012

Arlington national cemetery

  • Ever since 1948, soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall have been placing flags on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery to prepare for the National Memorial Day Observance.  This year is no exception as soldiers from the 3rd U.
  • (Examiner)
  • Arlington, Virginia. Over 220,000 American flags placed by the 3rd U.S. Infantry gently wave in front of the headstone fields reaching across the expansive acres of Arlington National Cemetery.
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  • He never asked her name. It was Memorial Day of last year, and Mr.
  • (Washington Times)
  • WASHINGTON — As throngs of friends and family members pay their respects to the fallen this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, there is one corner of the hallowed burial ground that will receive extra attention.
  • (Omaha World-Herald)
  • In addition to the traditional wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obamas Memorial Day activities Monday will mark the start of a 13-year project to honor the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War.
  • (USA Today)
  • Monday, May 28, 2012, 11 a.m. in honor of Memorial Day. Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for those who fought for the Confederacy and Union during the War Between the States.
  • (Canada Free Press)
  • At Arlington National Cemetery, they do this 25 to 30 times every day. In January and in August, in the rain, the snow, or the blistering humidity, they honor their fallen with a saturation of dignity.
  • (Toledo Blade)
  • The roses are being supplied by Memorial Day Flowers, a nonprofit program formed in 2010 that coordinates efforts to get flowers placed at more than 100 cemeteries across the country, including Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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  • Each year before Memorial Day, the soldiers of the Old Guard place thousands of flags on gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as the Old Guard, has begun planting small U.S. flags at each grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, starting on Thursday in preparation for Memorial Day.
  • (Daily Mail)

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