250,000 Flags Planted at Arlington National Cemetery

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    Col. Branden Robbins places a flag on a gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.

    More than 250,000 flags are being placed before graves at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the army's ceremonial unit, spent about three hours placing the flags after funerals were complete Thursday.

    The flags will be removed on Tuesday before the cemetery opens to the public.