Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

Add a comment May 28th, 2012  

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Two soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment worked their way along a row of grave sites in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Approximately 220,000 flags will be inserted in front of the graves before Memorial Day. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Arlington National Cemetery to pay their respects to the servicemen and servicewomen who have fought for our freedom.

Thursday afternoon, in advance of Memorial Day, soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment started inserting 220,000 American flags in front of every headstone in the cemetery. The regiment is stationed at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington.

The official Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday. A prelude concert by the United States Army Band will be held in the cemetery’s amphitheather at 10:30 a.m.

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