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  • Observing Memorial Day Across the USA

    Members of the military unfurl an American flag during a wreath laying ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 26, 2014 in New York City.
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  • Ben Funk sticks his head out while securing an American Flag to a vintage jeep in the annual Memorial Day Parade, May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Conn.
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  • Members of the San Francisco Giants wear camouflaged baseball hats in honor of Memorial Day as they observe a moment of silence before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, May 26, 2014, in San Francisco.
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  • Robyn Smith sits at the grave of her grandfather, Marine Cpl. veteran Robert Louman during a Memorial Day visit to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., May 26, 2014.
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  • Hallie Williams-Bey gives a fist bump to the name of Jesse N. Clayton. Clayton was a friend and neighbor of Williams-Bey and preceded him into the Marine Corps. The annual Memorial Day Observance was held at the Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall, May 26, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla.
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  • World War II veteran William Jackson, left, Korean War veteran Joe Romano, center, and WWII veteran Aron Seibel, right, salute during the Presentation of Colors during Sugar Land's 6th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Sugar Land, Texas, May 26, 2014.
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  • A breeze billows the American flag over the head of Tommy Sammons of Richmond as he waits for a military band concert to begin at the Carillon, a memorial dedicated to Americans who died in WWI in Richmond, Va., May 26, 2014.
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  • Korean War veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade, May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Conn.
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  • Area veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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  • Sarah Cato, left, Dorothy Brown, center, and John E. LaGrone, right, members of the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society, read a list of 173 names of former slaves who fought for the Union in the Civil War during a Memorial Day service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on May 26, 2014.
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  • Area veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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  • Marine veteran, retired Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers salutes riders in the annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' motorcycle rally in Washington, May 25, 2014.
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  • Military personnel wait for the beginning of a Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery, May 26, 2014.
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  • Navy veteran Mike Bukowski, of Virginia Beach, Va., hands out small U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., for Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.
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  • WWII veteran Carl Beck, 88, left, who parachuted into Normandy and fought in the Siege of Bastogne as part of the Battle of the Bulge, is embraced by Korean War Veteran Jim Conway during a Meet Our Veterans event at the Concourse Athletic Club in Sandy Springs, Ga., on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution float drive by the judges stand during the Memorial Day Parade down Laurens Street on Saturday, May 24, 2014 in downtown Aiken, S.C.
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  • A visitor looks for a name at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014, ahead of Memorial Day Monday.
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  • A biker with a U.S. flag passes crowds gathered during Rolling Thunder XXVII on Memorial Day weekend, as hundreds of thousands of bikers converge for a "Ride for Freedom" to remember POWs and MIAs and honor the nation's military, May 25, 2014, in Washington.
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  • Waylon Hollis tosses his son Logan while they play in the water at the Collinsville Park area of Okatibbee Lake Saturday, May 24,2014, in Collinsville, Miss. Families were enjoying the Memorial Day weekend at the park.
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  • Young Marine Oriana Puaauli, 8, of Meridian, stands among thousands of American flags that were placed at the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, May 24, 2014 for Memorial Day.
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  • Boston Marathon bombing first-responder Carlos Arrendondo, right, places a flag on a marker as bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, third from left, looks on in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Saturday, May 24, 2014. Hundreds of people planted about 57,000 flags in the cemetery on Saturday to honor the country's military veterans.
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  • Visitors console each other at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014, ahead of Memorial Day Monday.
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  • Army Col. Matthew Rasmussen, of the Army Military District of Washington, wipes tears from his eyes while visiting the grave of Army Staff Sgt. Richard Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., as he and members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, places flags at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the annual "Flags-In" ceremony in preparation for Memorial Day, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the cemetery in Arlington, Va.
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