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Memorial Day Remembrance

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Travor Smith places miniature flags at Arlington National Cemetery, May 21, 2009.  DoD photo by Donna Miles

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. We honor American veterans and soldiers by visiting monuments, attending parades, and observing a nationwide moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time. PBS suggests it is also a good time to read your family history, look at old photographs and help your family learn about prior generations, especially those who have died in battle.

One of my favorite acts of Memorial Day remembrance is the placing of flags in local cemeteries. In my hometown of San Diego, Boy and Girl Scouts place more than 65,000 U.S. flags on grave sites at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. At Arlington National Ceremony, soldiers have held a Flags In tribute each year since 1948. This year, 3,000 soldiers placed over 250,000 miniature flags at Arlington National Cemetery – one for each fallen soldier.

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Travor Smith places miniature flags at Arlington National Cemetery, May 21, 2009. DoD photo by Donna Miles

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3 Comments
  1. God bless our protectors, bless America

    May 24, 2009
  2. Hi! I like your srticle and I would like very much to read some more information on this issue. Will you post some more?

    June 15, 2009
  3. Some of us even don’t realize the importance of this information. What a pity.

    July 6, 2009

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