Memorial Day across the nation

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An honor guard presents the colors ahead of President Barack Obama delivering his Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Edgar Yepez takes a photo among 7,000 American flags on display outside the Long Center in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. The flags are in honor of the fallen veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was organized by Operation Honor Our Heroes, an organization that was founded by Nancy Glass after her friend MSG Robert M. Horrigan was killed in Iraq in 2005. "I feel very honored to be part of this celebration," said Yepez, 28, who was born in Mexico to a Mexican mother and Pakistani father. (AP PhotoAustin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)
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David Usry of VFW Post 2434 holds the American flag before a Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park and Small Craft Harbor in Biloxi, Miss. (AP PhotoThe Sun Herald, Tim Isbell) TV OUT MANDATORY CREDIT: MISSISSIPPI PRESS OUT LOCAL TV OUT WLOX, LOCAL ONLINE OUT GULFLIVE.COM OUT
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Heidi Heming, 27 yrs-old, left, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is comforted by volunteer Marina Clifford, 12 yrs-old, while visiting a loved one's grave site at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2013. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are buried in Section 60. (AP PhotoMolly Riley)
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Military veterans stand on the baseline at Safeco Field as they are recognized on Memorial Day prior to a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 27, 2013, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Petry, who lost his right hand in 2008 while serving in Afghanistan, holds a MLB baseball prior to delivering it to the mound for a Memorial Day baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 27, 2013, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle leave after visiting Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va. (AP PhotoMolly Riley)
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New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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Seamen from the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City march through a crowd of spectators after a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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Visitors look over military gravestones on Memorial Day at Ft Rosecrans National Cemetary in San Diego on Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoSandy Huffaker)
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Issie Deitsch, 82, a U.S. Merchant Marine from WWII salutes the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance during the Memorial Day Service at the the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Monday May 27,2013. (AP PhotoRichard Vogel)
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The Topeka (Kan.) Jr. ROTC Marine Rifle Team performs a rifle drill during Memorial Day at the Memorial, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Pittsburg, Kan. (AP PhotoThe Joplin Globe, T. Rob Brown)
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Veteran Loren Welton, a medic in the Vietnam War, is joined by his sister Carol Welton and their mother, Iva Welton, 90, at the graveside of Iva's parents at Lane Memorial Gardens on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 in Eugene, Ore. Iva's father was a veteran of World War I and her husband was a veteran of World War II. (AP PhotoThe Register-Guard, Brian Davies)
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An honor guard fold their flags while an American flag waves at half mast during Memorial Day Service at the the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Monday May 27,2013. (AP PhotoRichard Vogel)
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The Rev. Robert Leonard, right, commander of the Frank Kalinowski Marine Corps League 782, salutes during a Memorial Day service in Ashtabula, Ohio, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoThe Star-Beacon, Warren Dillaway)
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Cadet Lt. Col. Adrian Carrasco raises an American flag during the Commemorate Air Force Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27, 2013 at the CAF Airpower Museum in Midland, Texas. (AP PhotoThe Odessa American, Edyta Blaszczyk)
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Catherine Smith walks through a row of American veterans Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Monday, May 27, 2013. "I have my father, uncles and church members here in this place," Smith said. (AP PhotoChattanooga Times Free Press, Tim Barber)
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A pink rose rests on the headstone of Richard Andrew Rea, who served in the Army in the Persian Gulf War, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoRich Pedroncelli)
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Aidan Lyle, 8, runs among 7,000 American flags on display outside the Long Center in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2013. The flags are in honor of the fallen veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was organized by Operation Honor Our Heroes, an organization that was founded by Nancy Glass after her friend MSG Robert M. Horrigan was killed in Iraq in 2005. (AP PhotoAustin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)
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Korean War veteran Hugh Hiller of Springfield, Ore., salutes during the Retirement of the Colors at the end of a Memorial Day ceremony at Lane Memorial Gardens Monday, May 27, 2013 in Eugene, Ore. (AP PhotoThe Register-Guard, Brian Davies)
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Korean War Veteran Pete Houben stands next to a tribute plaque for Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. The ceremony honored Doherty and Woods, who were Navy Seals and were killed during the attacks on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP PhotoSandy Huffaker)
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Dorothy Woods, center, widow of Tyrone Woods, and Kate Quigley, center left, sister of Glen Doherty, participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. The ceremony honored Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who were Navy Seals and were killed during the attacks on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP PhotoSandy Huffaker)
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An honor guard from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord takes part in a Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Wyatt Peters salutes after placing an American flags on the Remembrance Cross at a Memorial Day program at the Kingsport Veteran’s Memorial in Kingsport, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoKingsport Times-News, David Grace)
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Dressed in formal attire, members of the Sumner Assembly Order of the Rainbow for Girls No. 6 wait in the rain to place flowers on a veterans' memorial during a Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. Members of the organization have been taking part in the Veterans of Foreign Wars ceremony since 1947. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3070 places a flower on a veterans memorial during a Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Brittany Jacobs kisses her son Chris near the grave site of her late husband, Christopher Jacobs, at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are buried in Section 60. (AP PhotoMolly Riley)
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Steven Bicknell with the Air Force Reserve's bagpipe band performs at Eglin Air Force Base Monday during the 28th Annual Gate-To-Gate RunWalk. The 4.4-mile run is a Memorial Day tradition at Eglin, which is located in Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Florida, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoNorthwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
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Runners participating in the 28th Annual Gate-To-Gate RunWalk at Eglin Air Force Base pass in front of an F-15 Eagle displayed on the base. The 4.4-mile run is a Memorial Day tradition at Eglin, which is located in Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Florida. May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoNorthwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
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Two year old, Abbi Gorham, roams freely within the grave markers for the fallen Civil War soldiers within Crown Hill Cemetery during the Crown Hill 145th Memorial Day Ceremony. Abbi's mother, Kenda Lawrence, (Indianapolis) brought her to the ceremony because she thought it was important, as she too was brought to Crown Hill as a child. (AP PhotoThe Star, Frank Espich)Two year old, Abbi Gorham, roams freely within the grave markers for the fallen Civil War soldiers within Crown Hill Cemetery during the Crown Hill 145th Memorial Day Ceremony. Abbi's mother, Kenda Lawrence, (Indianapolis) brought her to the ceremony because she thought it was improtant, as she too was brought to Crown Hill as a child. Frank EspichThe Star
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Tristan Miller, 6, of Linwood, N.J., holds an American flag during the annual Memorial Day parade in Linwood Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoThe Press of Atlantic City, Vernon Ogrodnek) MANDATORY CREDIT (REV-SHARE)
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A woman grieves at the grave site of a loved one on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoMolly Riley)
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A woman grieves at the grave site of a loved one on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP PhotoMolly Riley)

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Memorial Day was celebrated across the country Monday.

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