Two U.S. Air Force Airmen have been buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling and Maj. Aado Kommendant were buried in a single casket. On August 8, 1966 the Airmen were flying an F-4C aircraft that crashed while on a close air support mission. After
Soldiers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to place flags on nearly 260,000 gravesites for the annual “Flags In” ritual performed before each Memorial Day.
The nation pauses to honor fallen troops.
Afte placing roses atop the headstone, Amy Mixon of Fernandina Beach, Florida, clasps her hands at the grave of her husband Kelly Mixon at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 23, 2013. Mixon made the visit for the Memorial Day weekend to honor her husband who was killed in Afghanistan in 201
Jennifer Henderson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, takes a photo of her daughter Kayley at the grave of husband and stepfather Christopher Henderson at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 23, 2013. Henderson was killed in Afghanistan in 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tag
A soldier of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment places a flag at a grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 23, 2013. The annual "Flags-In" ceremony is held ahead of Memorial Day to honor the nation's fallen members of the military. Flags will be placed at more than 220,000 graves. REU