Sunday, May 29, 2011

Flag In

For Memorial Day each year, thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines gather at Arlington National Cemetery to place an American flag at every grave. Several days before Memorial Day weekend, more than 265,000 miniature flags are placed exactly one boot length away from each headstone as part of this "Flag In" tribute.

Last year, I visited Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend. During my walk, it was so moving to see rows and rows of American flags. Whether these flags were placed in front of a tombstone of a fallen service member, a distinguished veteran or a sacrificing family member of someone in the armed services, the Flag In is a simple, beautiful tradition honoring these heroic Americans on Memorial Day.

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