25 May '12, 7am

'Flags-In' sets the stage for Memorial Day at Arlington

'Flags-In' sets the stage for Memorial Day at Arlington

A soldier pauses after placing a flag at the grave of Army Maj. Douglas E. Sloan in Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, where servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Over 220,000 flags were placed at the cemetery Thursday in an annual Memorial Day weekend ceremony. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes Buy a print ARLINGTON, Va. — Soldiers from the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fanned out across Arlington National Cemetery Thursday afternoon, placing over 220,000 American flags at gravestones in a Memorial Day weekend tradition. "I get the privilege of honoring all the ones who have sacrificed so much for our country," Army Capt. Shahin Uddin said as he placed flag after flag at grave markers, always centered and one foot away from the stone. "This is the one day of the year when we get the privilege of coming out here and putting a fl...

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