FRIDAY FOTO (May 28, 2016)
U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue
Soldiers place American flags in front of headstones during “Flags In” at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia (May 26, 2016).
Every year soldiers assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” place approximately 230,000 flags before each of the cemetery’s headstones in preparation for the Memorial Day holiday.
To see more photos of the simple, somber, beautiful event, click here.
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