17 Powerful Images From Memorial Day

Americans gathered Monday to honor fallen military service members.

Carlos Varon pays respect to war fallen soldiers while he places flags at graves at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Boy Scout Kevin Wong salutes at a gravesite of a U.S. military veteran at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.


Nancy Waring, of Cumming, Ga., touches the headstone of her son, U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran Lt. Brian Scott Waring, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. She also visited the grave of her husband, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran 1st Lt. Gerald Paul Waring, who died less than a year after the death of her son.

Via: David Goldman / AP

Cub Scouts and Scout leaders place American flags on the graves of veterans buried at Moore Cemetery in Moore, Okla., the site of last week's devastating tornado.

Via: Tom Pennington / Getty Images

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