Emotions on Memorial Day

There were plenty of tears and memories at Arlington National Cemetery.

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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: A young woman lays down on the grave of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Noah Pier on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Pier was killed Feburary 12, 2010 in Marja, Afghanistan. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Posters with images of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Lawrence Philippon lean against his headstone on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Philippon was killed in 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Oscar Rodriguez (L) and his wife Mary Rodriguez of Fairfax, Virginia, sit next to the fresh gravesite of their nephew, U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Nicolas Parada-Rodriguez, on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Corporal Rodriguez was shot and killed by a sniper May 16, 2010 while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan and was buried at Arlington last Thursday, May 27, 2010. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Small glass stones are placed on top of a headstone on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is where troopers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lindsay Natiw of Plymouth, Michigan, takes a photograph of U.S. Army Corporal Jacob Turbett's headstone on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Natiw attended the same high school as Turbett and she took a photograph of his grave site to send to Turbett's mother because she could not be there for the holiday. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Scott touches the grave marker of his friend and gunner Army Specialist Michael Luis Gonzales on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Gonzales was killed August 28, 2008, in Iraq by a roadside bomb that severly injured Scott. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Alvin Amezquite and his wife Erika Amezquita of New York City embrace at the grave of their friend U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christian Philip Engeldrum on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Amezquite and Engeldrum served together in the National Guard and were friends for more than 12 years. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lindsay Natiw of Plymouth, Michigan, sits next to U.S. Army Corporal Jacob Turbett's headstone on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Natiw attended the same high school as Turbett and she took a photograph of his grave site to send to Turbett's mother because she could not be there for the holiday. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: A camoflauge plush teddy bear rests on top of a grave marker on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: A personal photograph is taped to the back of U.S. Army Corporal Michael Pursel's headstone on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Pursel was one of six soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Baqubah, Iraq in 2007. Section 60 is where troopers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (R) salute while Taps is played at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: A soldier from the 3rd Infantry Regiment guards the Tomb of the Unknowns before Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Veterans, civilians and their families salute and hold their hands over their hearts while the National Anthem is played during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard participate in the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: A member of the 3rd Infantry Ceremonial Guard passes out from the heat during the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Temperatures reached the 90s during the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment conduct the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns before Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (c) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: A woman raises a pair of U.S. flags during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) sands before a wreath he layed at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. military veterans and members of the Blackfeet Tribe from Browning, Montana, carry flags during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: People stand and put their hands over their hears as Taps is played during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens to a performance by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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