The Most Moving Photos From Memorial Day Weekend

While you’re enjoying your day off, take a moment of silence for everyone who has given their lives for others. Happy Memorial Day.

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Pvt. John Hubbard of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers.


A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.

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Mackenzie Griffith, 3, decorates a grave with a flag in honor of Memorial Day.

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John Ryan, of Oriskady, N.Y., places roses at the grave of a soldier he did not know on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Ret. Air Force Maj. Alfred Nathaniel Simmons lines up with other members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard at Memorial Day Observance.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

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Camp mentor Billy Marlow and Ian Crowell, 7, who’s father MSG Thomas Crowell was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, visit the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

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Tom Azuma pays respects to the grave of his foster father Eric Norton.

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American Robert Dryfoos, left, from Conn., with Khalil Diallo walks around layers of tombs after attending Memorial Day rites at the American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines.

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Soldiers pass the grave of US Army Lt. Thomas Brown, who served in Iraq and died in 2008.

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A young boy looks at a wall with engraved names of soldiers who fell during World War II at the Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio in the Philippine capital Manila on May 27, 2012.

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Matthew Russell, 11, from Memphis prepares to place American flags at the headstones of veterans during the Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

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Donald Stewart, of Somerset, N.J., stands next to his wife, Betty Stewart, at the grave of her son, U.S. Navy veteran Twain S. Bryant.

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A wreath at the grave of an unknown Union soldier who died during the Civil War.

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US Air Force Major Terry Dutcher lays at the grave of her son, US Army Cpl. Michael Avery Pursell.

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