U.S. Observes Memorial Day
Christina Kaye from Valencia, Calif. weeps over the grave of her two brothers, Mark and Matthew, who died while in military service, during Memorial Day commemoration at the the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Monday May 27, 2013.
Sea Cadet Andrew Culp, 13, cleans a war memorial during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. The ceremony honored Glen A. Doherty and Trone Woods, who were Navy Seals and were killed during the attacks on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
Eight-year-old Jackson Turman of Woodstock, Ga., gives WWII Navy Veteran and Vietnam Veteran Frank Coleman, 85, Roswell, a salute during the "Roswell Remembers" Memorial Day military ceremony at city hall on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Roswell, Ga. Coleman returns the salute. He also gave the young man a hug. Turman was attending the Memorial Day service with his grandfather Russ Johnson, of Roswell, who is a Marine Vietnam veteran.
Ryan Neal, wife Desiree and daughter Sophia pay a visit to deceased Korean War Purple Heart decorated Army Sgt. Lyle Johnson, who passed away in 2011, during the Memorial Day Service at the State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn., Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Heidi Heming, 27 yrs-old, left, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is comforted by volunteer Marina Clifford, 12 yrs-old, while visiting a loved one's gravesite at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2013. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are buried in Section 60.
Edgar Yepez takes a photo among 7,000 American flags on display outside the Long Center in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. The flags are in honor of the fallen veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was organized by Operation Honor Our Heroes, an organization that was founded by Nancy Glass after her friend MSG Robert M. Horrigan was killed in Iraq in 2005. "I feel very honored to be part of this celebration," said Yepez, 28, who was born in Mexico to a Mexican mother and Pakistani father.
Visitors say the Pledge of Allegiance during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. The ceremony honored Glen A. Doherty and Trone Woods, who were Navy Seals and were killed during the attacks on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
Magdalena Crews weeps as she embraces the grave of her husband Gene Wesley Crews Sr. at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Germantown, Tenn. Monday, May 27, 2013. Gene Crews, who came from a family of veterans dating back to the Civil War, was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and became a quadriplegic on October 13, 1968 while serving in the Army. His wife lovingly cared for him everyday following the injury until his death in 2009.
President Barack Obama greets Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Eilene Henderson in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery during his Memorial Day visit there Monday, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are buried in Section 60.