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Americans honored service members" sacrifice because that their country on Memorial day weekend.

Pictured: A U.S. Army soldier of the 3rd United states Infantry Regiment supplies his boot to measure where to location U.S. Flags on graves at Arlington nationwide Cemetery in advancement of Memorial work in Arlington, Va., might 24, 2018.

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Arlington nationwide Cemetery

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U.S. Army soldiers the the 3rd United states Infantry Regiment arrive to ar U.S. Flags on graves at Arlington national Cemetery in breakthrough of Memorial job in Arlington, Va., may 24, 2018.


Arlington national Cemetery

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U.S. Military soldiers that the 3rd United claims Infantry Regiment come to place U.S. Flags on tombs at Arlington national Cemetery in advancement of Memorial job in Arlington, Va., may 24, 2018.


Arlington nationwide Cemetery

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U.S. Army soldiers of the 3rd United says Infantry Regiment place U.S. Flags on graves at Arlington national Cemetery in advance of Memorial job in Arlington, Va., might 24, 2018.


Arlington nationwide Cemetery

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U.S. Flags placed on tombs at Arlington nationwide Cemetery in breakthrough of Memorial day in Arlington, Va., might 24, 2018.


Arlington national Cemetery

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U.S. Army soldiers of the third United says Infantry Regiment place U.S. Flags on graves at Arlington national Cemetery in advance of Memorial work in Arlington, Va., might 24, 2018.


Arlington national Cemetery

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A U.S. Army soldier the the 3rd United states Infantry Regiment areas U.S. Flags on tombs at Arlington national Cemetery in development of Memorial day in Arlington, Va., might 24, 2018.


Arlington nationwide Cemetery

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Flags decorate graves at Arlington national Cemetery in advancement of Memorial work in Arlington, Va., might 24, 2018.


Eternal Reef

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Workers unload few of the 66 Eternal Reef balls through plaques representing every of the submarines and also crewmembers lost at sea since 1900, which will certainly be deployed come the ocean floor during a consciousness this Memorial day weekend turn off the coast of Sarasota, Fla., might 23, 2018.


Eternal Reef

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Some of the 66 Eternal Reef balls with plaques representing every of the submarines and crewmembers lost at sea due to the fact that 1900.

The USS Kete submarine was shed as that transited come Midway Island after torpedoing 3 Japanese ships when on patrol in might 1942. Eighty-seven resides were lost.


Washington, D.C.

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People are reflected ~ above a temporary memorial make of more than 600,000 poppies, put up at the national Mall in Washington, D.C., ahead of Memorial Day, might 25, 2018.


Gold Star Mother

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Gold Star mother Mona Gunn, who son, U.S. Marine Seaman Cherone Gunn, was killed in the assault on the USS Cole in 2000, is honored by roll Thunder motorcyclists throughout a torchlit vigil in ~ the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ~ above the nationwide Mall in Washington, D.C., might 25, 2018.


Rolling Thunder

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Rolling Thunder motorcyclists, who ride every year on Memorial day in assistance of U.S. Army veterans, was standing in prayer prior to having your bikes blessed throughout a short service at the nationwide Cathedral in Washington, D.C., may 25, 2018.


Navy Blue Angels

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The U.S. Nancy Blue Angels perform as component of a Memorial work event, the Bethpage waiting Show, on lengthy Island, brand-new York, might 26, 2018.


Bandera, Texas

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Local inhabitants take component in the Memorial day Parade in Bandera, Texas, might 26, 2018.


Bandera, Texas

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An "America the Beautiful" sign hangs from the tail that a horse throughout the Memorial day Parade in Bandera, Texas, might 26, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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Two males visit the Vietnam Memorial as thousands of military veterans and also their supporters participate in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and also Memorial job weekend "Ride because that Freedom" motorcycle procession in Washington, D.C., might 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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A participant of rojo Thunder walks close to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., might 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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A mrs waves at riders together thousands of army veterans and also their supporters take part in the 31st yearly Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and also Memorial job weekend "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession in Washington, D.C., may 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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A man salutes as riders participate in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and Memorial work weekend "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession in Washington, D.C., might 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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Riders participate in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and Memorial work weekend "Ride because that Freedom" motorcycle procession on constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., might 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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A male pays tribute on Arlington Bridge, as thousands of army veterans and their supporters participate in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and Memorial job weekend "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession in Washington, D.C., may 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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Participants gather in the parking many the Pentagon as thousands of military veterans and their supporters take part in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and also Memorial work weekend "Ride because that Freedom" motorcycle procession in Washington, D.C., may 27, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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A Memorial day Observance is hosted at the National civilization War II Memorial, payment tribute come the much more than 400,000 servicemen and also women who shed their lives during the war, in Washington, D.C., may 28, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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Participants gather for a Memorial day Observance at the National civilization War II Memorial, in Washington, D.C., may 28, 2018.


Washington, D.C.

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World war II veteran young name Friesland is presented with a wreath throughout a one-of-a-kind Memorial job Observance in ~ the National human being War II Memorial, in Washington, D.C., might 28, 2018.