Troops Place Flags In Arlington National Cemetery

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Members of Fort Myer’s 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, with flags in hand march out to their assigned sections during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss
  •  A U.S. Army soldier's backpack overflows with small American flags during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010.  DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • The sign, Arlington National Cemetery Section 23, frames the “Flags In” event at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Swaleh, left, hands Army Staff Sgt. Chris Bunnelli a bundle of flags during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010.  DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • Flags in a row stand tall in front of their respected marker. More than 350,000 were placed in the ground during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010.  DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • With flags in hand, members of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, march out to their assigned sections during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010.  DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • A U.S. Army soldier's arm patch reads "Honor Guard" accompanied with its associated  logo patch below during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • U.S. Army Master Sgt. Kristine Zielinski pushes an a small American flag into the ground in front of a marker during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • Two soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, move marker to marker placing one American flag at each tombstone during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010.  DoD photo by William D. Moss
  • The marker of Charles Frank Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 which  crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 and a U.S. Navy veteran, is honored with a flag along with 350,000 others during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss