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05/30/2011

IN MEMORY

Flags and wreaths rest among the tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011. DOD photo by R.D. Ward

05/30/2011

HONOR GUARDS

Honor guards march into position for the Memorial Day presidential wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 2011. DOD photo by R.D. Ward

05/30/2011

ARLINGTON ARRIVAL

First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and Army Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, arrive at Memorial Day commemoration ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/30/2011

MOMENT OF SILENCE

President Barack Obama observes a moment of silence after a wreath has been placed and taps has been sounded on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. DOD photo by R.D. Ward

05/30/2011

MEMORIAL WREATH

President Barack Obama places a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, on Memorial Dey, May 30, 2011, in honor of the nation's war dead. DOD photo by R. D. Ward

05/30/2011

A MOTHER'S TEARS

Deborah Mullen, right, wife of Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, consoles Kelly Hugo, who was visiting her son Sean's grave at Section 60 Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011. Hugo's son was killed in Afghanistan in December 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/30/2011

PROFILES IN DEFENSE

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen to President Barack Obama's remarks during the Memorial Day commemoration ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/30/2011

OBAMA'S SPEECH

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

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