To honor the bravery and sacrifice of America’s service men and women and their families
A Memorial Day video tribute:
Richard Sullivan writes:
Sixty-five years ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, capturing [the] spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender.
Photos of Memorial Day 2009 from Boston.com:
Collected here are a handful of photographs for remembrance, acknowledging some of the men and women who have passed in conflicts from the U.S. Civil War through Iraq and Afghanistan today.
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)
Visitors walk among white marble crosses at the American Cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer. Traces of World War II can still be found across this stretch of Normandy, on the beaches, in the museums and above all, in the cemeteries where President Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkzoy and some of the last veterans will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 landings in just a couple weeks. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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)
Joe Landaker poses at his home in Big Bear City, Calif., with a portrait of his son, Jared, a Marine helicopter pilot who died on his last mission in Iraq. Landaker is among more than 300 volunteers who honor veterans buried in Riverside National Cemetery by reading their names leading up to Memorial Day each year. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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)
Army Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commanding general of the United States Army Accessions Command, presents an American flag to Heather Jackson the fiance of Army Staff Sgt. William D. Vile, 27, of Philadelphia, Pa., Thursday, May 21, 2009, during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. According to the Department of Defense, Vile died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using direct fire on May 1 near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan. Vile was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Also holding an American flag at left is Donna Vile, Staff Sgt. Vile's mother. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
See the entire set of photos here: Boston.com
at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery’s 11th Annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2010. A prelude to the official ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. The official ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. All Memorial Day activities will be held at the main flag pole within the cemetery. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Memorial Day resources: Department of Veterans Affairs