USA

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 26, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, May 26, 2014.
  • Military personnel wait for the beginning of a Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery, May 26, 2014.
  • Pvt. John Schena, with the 2nd Battalion 1st Brigade of the Georgia State Defense Force, salutes after placing a rose at a Pearl Harbor Memorial at Marietta National Cemetery, Georgia, May 26, 2014.
  • Marine veteran, retired Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers salutes riders in the annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' motorcycle rally in Washington, May 25, 2014.
  • Participants drive toward the Lincoln Memorial during the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' in Washington, May 25, 2014. (Brian Allen/VOA)
  • Participants get ready for the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom,' May 25, 2014. (Dimitris Manis/VOA)

Memorial Day in the United States

Published May 26, 2014


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