Memorial Day

Every year the soldiers of the Third United States Infantry Regiment,
“The Old Guard”, take part in the ceremony called “Flags In.”
Just before Memorial Day, each grave in Arlington National Cemetery is decorated with a small American flag.

“The flags remain in place until the conclusion of the Memorial Day Weekend when they are all removed. It is the only time during the year when American flags are permitted at all gravesites in the Cemetery.”

10 Responses to “Memorial Day”

  1. VBGuru613 says:

    G-D Bless the USA

  2. KArL mMMm says:

    LET US ALL TAKE A MOMENT OUT DURING OUR LONG WEEKEND TO REMEMBER WHAT SACRAFICES HAVE BEEN MADE TO REACH THIS MOMENT…
    TAKE A LONG LOOK AT THE STARS AND STRIPES AND OFFER A PRAYER OF THANKS FOR THE RIGHT AND OPPURTUNITY TO BE LIVING HERE IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD…

    GOD BLESS THE U.S. OF A.

  3. Brooke says:

    Yes indeed. This isn’t just Indy 500 week; it is a time to give thanks for this country’s honored dead!

  4. The MaryHunter says:

    Indy 500? Oh yea, that. :-P

    Seriously, that flag tradition is really quite moving. Thanks for posting on it! Rush was talking about it at the end of his show today.

  5. Always On Watch says:

    For a few years, my husband was an MP at Fort Myer. This is a solemn weekend there and should be solemn throughout our land. It is the soldier who gives us the good life!

  6. cube says:

    What a nice tribute. Too many forget that freedom isn’t free.

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