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Raising Flags of Remembrance

Employees hang U.S. flags.

Employees hang U.S. flags in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 25, 2021.

Arlington National Cemetery is raising flags in the Memorial Amphitheater in preparation for the annual Memorial Day ceremony and observance May 31. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a national day of remembrance honoring members of the military who died in service to the nation.

A soldier takes an American flag out of a box.
SLIDESHOW | 6 images | Hanging Flags Army Col. Michael Binetti, chief of staff, Arlington National Cemetery, assists in hanging U.S. flags in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 25, 2021.