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Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Family members honor their loved ones on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Candy Macninch sits at the grave of her son U.S. Army 2LT Ross Macninch who was killed in iraq, Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: U.S. Marine Cpl. Miroslav Kazimir stands with his wife Marcela while visiting a comrade's grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. He had come to visit the grave of Marine Sgt. Sean Callahan who died in an IED attack in Afghanistan in April, 2011, the same attack that severely damaged both of Zazimir's legs. He is currently undergoing long-term therapy at the military hospital in Bethesda, MD. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Visitors pass a fresh military grave at the newest expansion of Section 60 at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The cemetery waits until a new row is filled with graves before sodding the area with grass. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: A visitor examines a fresh military grave at the newest expansion of Section 60 at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The cemetery waits until a new row is filled with graves before sodding the area with grass. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Ann Adams lies atop the grave of her son Army Sgt. Andrew Baddick at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, VA. Baddick died while saving a comrade from drowning after a military vehicle rolled into a culvert in Iraq in 2003. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Two people site by a grave in Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Amy Mixon sits at the grave of her husband Spc. Kelly J. Mixon who was killed in Afghanistan., in Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visits graves in Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: An American flag ballon flies at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: People visit graves of loved ones at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: (AFP OUT) A solider stands along U.S. President Barack Obama motorcade route before a ceremony on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. For Memorial Day President Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: People bring flowers to Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Ricky Parada sits at the grave of his little brother Cpl. Nicolas D. Paradarodriguez who was killed in Afghanistan, at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: A heart hangs from a tree at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is reserved for veterans of the Iraq War. For Memorial Day U.S. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: Members of the U.S. Army Old Guard perform a changing of the guard before U.S. President Barack Obama attends a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. For Memorial Day President Obama will pay tribute to veterans past and present who have served and sacrifice their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: A member of the U.S. Army Old Guard holds a rifle before U.S. President Barack Obama attends a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. For Memorial Day President Obama will pay tribute to veterans past and present who have served and sacrifice their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: People watch as members of the U.S. Army Old Guard perform a changing of the guard before U.S. President Barack Obama attends a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. For Memorial Day President Obama will pay tribute to veterans past and present who have served and sacrifice their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands during a moment of silence before placing a commemorative wreath during a ceremony on Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. For Memorial Day President Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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