Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Eric Smith: Memorial Day, The Vietnam Wall, Washington, DC, 2006

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Morley, Michigan, 2006

Robert Capa: D-Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, June 6th, 1944

Eric Smith: Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Lake Orion, Michigan, 2006

Carl Mydans: Japanese Surrender on Board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 (©Time Inc.)

Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Michigan, 2006

Joe Rosenthal: Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945  (©AP)

Eric Smith: Veteran Master Sergeant with Patriot Guard Captian, Lake Orion, Michigan, 2006

Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Hudsonville, Michigan, 2006

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