Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day, 2009: We Remember


"The purpose of all war is peace."~St. Augustine~

The "Flags In" ceremony, performed by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment-also known as The Old Guard-kicks off Memorial Day Weekend in Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of D.C.

On Friday, 1,500 soldiers from The Old Guard took about three hours to place more than 250,000 flags exactly one foot in front of every tombstone at Arlington.

5 comments:

Tara R. said...

This would have to be a very moving ceremony.

Lynda said...

This is a beautiful tradition.

Susie said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Michelle said...

Wow. I've never heard of this before, but I absolutely love the idea behind it. Thank you for sharing it.

Marrdy said...

I think Memorial Day is one of my top three holidays. I love remembering!