28 May 2009

flags in

I arrived home in Washington on Memorial Day, just in time for Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Old Guard has done Flags In every Memorial Day since 1948, and every available soldier participates. The soldiers place an American flag in front of each gravestone and niche, nearly 270,000 flags:

image: Getty Images

I know Dad would have been very proud of his:

13 comments:

  1. Oh, Kristina -- how touching. I'm glad you were able to arrive home in time to see this.

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  2. I had no idea of the significance of the timing of your trip. Seeing that must be a very special thing. Hugs.

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  3. That must have been a very moving sight for you.

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  4. I'm glad you were able to be there - it must have been extraordinary.

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  5. what a truly special way to remember xxo

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  6. A picture is worth a thousand words, there's a lot of stories and emotion in that photo Kristina. Dx

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  7. You arrived just in time for some great photos. Big hugs from me :)

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  8. Very moving. I'm glad that you could be there, and that you shared it with us.

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  9. I got all chocked up.

    Hugs from me too.

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  10. What an emotional and very special day it must have been. Thank you for sharing x

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  11. A very moving post - I didn't know that the purple heart award was recorded on the gravestone.

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  12. Oh Kristina, how very moving, you accompanying images are perfect.

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