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American flags wave near the grave of Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Harris as the the sun rises over Georgia National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012, in Canton, Ga. Harris died Feb. 6, 2012, in North Carolina.

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Brittany Jacobs of Hereford, NC, hugs her 17-month old son Christian at her husband, Marine SGT Christopher Jacobs' gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day at in Arlington, VA, on 28 May 28, 2012.

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Honor Guard members line up for the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 28.

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A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall May 28, in Washington, DC. People around the United States celebrate Memorial Day to honor veterans and those members of the US military who have fallen in past and present wars.

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Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Chad Casey, of Canton, Ga., places American flags at the graves at Georgia National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, in Canton, Ga.

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A U.S. Military color guard stands ready for a wreath laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on May 28, in Washington, DC. People around the United States observe Memorial Day to honor veterans and those members of the US military who have fallen in past and present wars.

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Image: A child looks at the prosthetic legs of Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team members during a Memorial Day Parade in Binghamton

A child looks at the prosthetic legs of Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team members during a Memorial Day Parade in Binghamton, New York. Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team members are U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who lost limbs during their time of service.

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Andrea Bryson, of Woodbridge, Va., wipes tears from her face as she visits the grave of her husband, Army Col. Gene Bryson, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 28.

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President Barack Obama escorted by Military District of Washington commanding general, Major General Michael Linnington, salute during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier May 28, to mark Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial Day is observed in remembrance for those died while serving in the US military.

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Image: Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Hosts Ceremony At Vietnam Veterans Memorial

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama help Rose Mary Sabo-Brown place a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a Memorial Day ceremony on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Sabo-Brown is the widow of Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by Obama earlier this month.

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A rose lays atop the gravestone of Army Sgt. Andrew Looney in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., on Monday.

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Ann Adams lies atop the grave of her son Army Sgt. Andrew Baddick at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Va. Baddick died while saving a comrade from drowning after a military vehicle rolled into a culvert in Iraq in 2003.

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Image: Fairfield, CT, Marks Memorial Day With Parade

Children watch area veterans in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, in Fairfield, Connecticut. Across America towns and cities will be celebrating veterans of the United States Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in America and has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War.

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Image: Fairfield, CT, Marks Memorial Day With Parade

Children ride in a convertible as they participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, in Fairfield, Connecticut. Across America towns and cities will be celebrating veterans of the United States Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in America and has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War.

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Area veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Xavier Campbell and Jalien Campbell wave U.S. flags during the 128th annual Memorial Day Parade in Portsmouth, Va.

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Wyatt McCain, 8, from North Pole, Alaska, looks upon his father's grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Va. His dad, Army SFC Johnathan McCain, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2011.

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Retired Gunnery Sgt. Randall Thornton is framed by American flags as he participates with the Tri Rivers Marine Corps League Honor Guard during a Memorial Day ceremony in Salina, Kan.

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Image: People stand in prayer during the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

People stand in prayer during the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, May 28.

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Former Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Stewart, 79, searches for his brother-in-law's grave marker before the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Germantown, Tenn.

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