Friday, May 28, 2010
Memorial Day Really Starts Today
Today, in preparation for Memorial Day, the troops of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Ft. Myer, joined by cememonial units from the other services, will conduct the annual Flags In exercise at Arlington National Cemetery. Upon the conclusion of the last burial scheduled for today, troops carrying rucksacks full of American flags will visit each of the grave sites and plant a flag centered on, and one foot in front of, each headstone.
More photos are here.