PHOTOS: Old Guard Places Flags at Arlington National Cemetery Headstones Ahead of Memorial Day

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment were at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, placing flags at the headstones of U.S. military personnel buried at the cemetery. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place flags at the headstones of U.S. military personnel buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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SPC Dominick Perea prepares to lay flags at headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in a somber tradition to honor our lost American heroes this Memorial Day.
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"Flags-In" has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Sgt. Iwona Kosmaczewska assists with the process of placing flags at the headstones of U.S. military personnel buried at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place flags at the headstones of U.S. military personnel buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day May 25, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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"Flags-In' has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Sgt. Iwona Kosmaczewska (L) and Pvt. 2 Wesley Defee (R), members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, place flags at the headstones of U.S. military personnel buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place flags at the headstones of U.S. military personnel buried at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. "Flags-In" has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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