Happy Memorial Day!

Evelyn Shepherd of Colonial Beach touches the gravestone of her late husband, Korean and Vietnam wars veteran Clarence Shepherd, during her visit to Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va., on Sunday May 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Aleks Dolzenko, News & Messenger)

Two days before Memorial Day graves in section A of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, have small American flags placed on them on Saturday May 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Norman Shapiro - The Honolulu Advertiser)

Members of the Armed Forces unveil the flag to celebrate Memorial Day prior to the game between the Chicago Fire and the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on May 24, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull)

Tiger Scout Christian Pavlock, 7, carries American flags in honor of the Memorial Day holiday at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York on Saturday, May 23, 2009. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Laura Youngblood, widow of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Travis L. Youngblood, touches his gravestone while visiting his grave in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend in Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2009. Youngblood died of wounds received in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in July of 2005 in Iraq. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Soliders from the U.S. Army Old Guard place flags at grave stones at Arlington National Cemetery May 21, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. It took 1,300 soldiers, sailors and Marines about three hours to place a flag at each of the more than 300,000 gravestones at Arlington ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pictures from The Big Picture Blog on boston.com


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