15 Jul

Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, ahead of Memorial Day

epa03234159 An unidentified soldier of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places grave decorating flags in Section 60, during the ‘Flags In’ ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 24 May 2012. The ceremony known as ‘Flags In’ is performed to commemorate and honor US military personnel ahead of the upcoming 28 May 2012 Memorial Day and has been conducted annually since 1948. During ‘Flags In’, the 3rd US Infantry Regiment will place an American flag at each of the more than 220,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Section 60 is the final resting place for the majority of casualties at Arlington National Cemetery that died from Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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