Memorial Day weekend across the US

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Zechariah and Jeremiah Winders hang out the window of Mark Winders' Point Man Ministries military truck during the Memorial Day parade in Coos Bay, Ore. (AP Photo/The World, Benjamin Brayfield)
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Members of the Winona, Minn., American Legion Honor Guard march off Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery grounds after a Memorial Day volley service Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Wilson Township, Minn. (AP Photo/Winona Daily News, Alexa Wallick)
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A sign is unveiled naming a portion of SR 24 in Cedar Key, in honor of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Brian R. Buesing, Sunday, May 27, 2012. Buesing died on March 23, 2003, in Iraq. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)
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Members of the Minnesota Korean War Veterans Chapter # 1 pause for a prayer during the benediction of the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day program Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Little Falls , Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)
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Ric Winston, of the Marine Corps League Flint Detachment #155, plays "Taps" during the 7th annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich., on Sunday May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lathan Goumas)
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Bettie Johnson salutes during the reciting of The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States at the 7th annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich., on Sunday May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lathan Goumas)
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Madeline Grace Wallace, 4, places a flag on a grave at National Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, May 25, 2012. The girl and her mother visited the cemetery to place flags for Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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Members of Rolling Thunder salute during the presentation of colors during the annual Rolling Thunder rally on the National Mall ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, Sunday, May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Scouts light up more than 17,000 candles before the 2012 Fredericksburg National Cemetery Lumnaria at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Peter Cihelka)
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Civil War re-enactors of the 49th Virginia Infantry Brad Waldron, right, and his wife Kim Waldron of Ashburn, Va., wave flags as motorcycles drive past during the annual Rolling Thunder parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, Sunday, May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Union Army Maj. Gen. John A. Logan poses in this undated 19th century photo. Logan, known as the "Father of Memorial Day," ordered in 1868 that: "The 30th day of May is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country..." to honor the nearly 500,000 lives lost in the U.S. Civil War. First known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day expanded to an observance honoring all U.S. war dead after World War I and in 1971 was made an official national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May. (AP Photo/New York Public Library, File)
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Carlie Eudy of Myrtle Beach wears patriotic sunglasses during the annual Memorial Day Parade on Ocean Boulevard. (AP Photo/The Sun News,Janet Blackmon Morgan )
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Patrick Welch, 14, of the Eastern Michigan Young Marines, plays the drums while flags are placed in front of headstones for the Memorial Day weekend at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lathan Goumas)
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A member of the Flint Marine Corps League holds a rifle shell after a three-volley salute was fired at a memorial ceremony at the Flint City Cemetery in Flint Township, Mich. (AP Photo/MLive, Lathan Goumas)
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Tom Azuma of Helena, Ala. pays respects to the grave of his foster father Eric Norton, who brought him to the United States from Japan, the day before Memorial Day at the Alabama National Cemetery Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Montevallo, Ala. Norton, who served in the USAF in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died in January of 2011 three days shy of his 86th birthday. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Jeff Roberts )
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Bob Bergdahl (top), father of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, who is being held captive in Afghanistan, shakes the hand of Gerald McCullar of Washington, Ill., who was portraying a prisoner of war, after Bergdahl spoke at the the annual Rolling Thunder rally for POW/MIA awareness, in Washington, Sunday, May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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A pair of clowns brings up the rear of the Memorial Day parade in Coos Bay, Ore. (AP Photo/The World, Benjamin Brayfield)
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From left, veterans Cliff Britt, Harold Anderson and Ron Silverberg laugh before the Memorial Day Lost Boat Ceremony Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon, Mich (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Ashley Miller)
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Medals decorate a vest worn by Thomas Strempka of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., who attended the 7th annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. Strempka served as a sergeant in the United States Army in 1971 during the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/MLive, Lathan Goumas)
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Fireworks illuminate the sky over the James River at Rockett's Landing near downtown Richmond, Va. on Sunday, May 27, 2012, during "Rocket's Red Glare," a Memorial Day celebration. (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

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