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Memorial Day: Arlington Cemetery

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Army Spc. Justin Immerso reaches for a flag to place in front of a headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., in preparation for Memorial Day.

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A soldier places American flags if front of each headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Kiki Harris of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this week visits the Arlington National Cemetery grave of her twin brother, Navy Seal Joshua Thomas Harris, who died serving in Afghanistan in 2008.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Long, who was injured serving in Afghanistan, mourns at Arlington National Cemetery earlier this week.

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Marines who are part of a group that supports the U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, gather around Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Long, center in wheelchair, during a visit to Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Long, who was injured serving in Afghanistan, visits a friend's grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

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A soldier walks through Arlington National Cemetery checking that each headstone has received its American flag in preparation for Memorial Day.

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Shadows fall on grave markers at United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington. This is the first national cemetery and the predecessor of Arlington National Cemetery. Monsivais)

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Soldiers share the duty of placing American flags on each headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.

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A man takes pictures as the last American veteran of World War I, Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, lies in honor at Arlington's Memorial Amphitheater Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., earlier this month.

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Family and friends attend the burial service for Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I, at Arlington National Cemetery. Buckles died last month at his Charles Town, W.Va., home at age 110.

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A caisson carries the casket of Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I, to the graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., in this black and white image.

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