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  • Eight-year-old Jackson Turman shakes the hand of World War II Navy Veteran and Vietnam Veteran Frank Coleman, 85, of Roswell, after giving him a salute during the "Roswell Remembers" Memorial Day military ceremony at city hall on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Roswell, Ga. Coleman returned the salute and gave the young man a hug. Turman was attending the Memorial Day service with his grandfather Russ Johnson of Roswell, who is a Marine Vietnam veteran.

      Eight-year-old Jackson Turman shakes the hand of World War II Navy Veteran and Vietnam Veteran Frank Coleman, 85, of Roswell, after giving him a salute during the "Roswell Remembers" Memorial Day military ceremony at city hall on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Roswell, Ga. Coleman returned the salute and gave the young man a hug. Turman was attending the Memorial Day service with his grandfather Russ Johnson of Roswell, who is a Marine Vietnam veteran.
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  • President Barack Obama participates in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

      President Barack Obama participates in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.
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  • Seamen from the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City present flags during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.

      Seamen from the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City present flags during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.
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  • Bobby Ingram, who served in the Navy, was on hand with a "Thank You" sign during the High Point Veterans 10th Anniversary Memorial Service at the city's Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 27, 2013, in High Point, N.C. A memorial plaque honoring the African-Americans who gave their lives in World War ll was unveiled during the event.

      Bobby Ingram, who served in the Navy, was on hand with a "Thank You" sign during the High Point Veterans 10th Anniversary Memorial Service at the city's Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 27, 2013, in High Point, N.C. A memorial plaque honoring the African-Americans who gave their lives in World War ll was unveiled during the event.
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  • President Barack Obama, center, participates in the wreathlaying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

      President Barack Obama, center, participates in the wreathlaying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.
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  • Lorraine D. Hall, of Ewing, N.J., visits the graves of her father, a World War I veteran, and mother, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, N.J.

      Lorraine D. Hall, of Ewing, N.J., visits the graves of her father, a World War I veteran, and mother, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, N.J.
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  • Vietnam War Veteran Irv Schroeder of West Bend salutes the American flag during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Vietnam War Veteran Irv Schroeder of West Bend salutes the American flag during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • Arlington National Cemetery is ready for President Barack Obama's Memorial Day address in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Arlington National Cemetery is ready for President Barack Obama's Memorial Day address in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • From left, Bob Coukendall, Marty Posekany from the Fleet Reserve Association and American Legion Post 2 members Bill Brinkman and Scott Harvey attend a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Monday, May 27, 2013 in Grand Rapids Mich.

      From left, Bob Coukendall, Marty Posekany from the Fleet Reserve Association and American Legion Post 2 members Bill Brinkman and Scott Harvey attend a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Monday, May 27, 2013 in Grand Rapids Mich.
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  • Will St. Amand, historian for American Legion Post 55, reads out the names of Lafayette County veterans who have died during the past year, during a Memorial Day ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Oxford, Miss. on Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Will St. Amand, historian for American Legion Post 55, reads out the names of Lafayette County veterans who have died during the past year, during a Memorial Day ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Oxford, Miss. on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • President Barack Obama, far left, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

      President Barack Obama, far left, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.
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  • Marine Staff Sgt. Travis Hassell, center, and his son Issac show off Francis Slate's, left, Honorable Discharge Card from the U.S. Army Dec. 3, 1945, as they wait for President Barack Obama to deliver his Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Marine Staff Sgt. Travis Hassell, center, and his son Issac show off Francis Slate's, left, Honorable Discharge Card from the U.S. Army Dec. 3, 1945, as they wait for President Barack Obama to deliver his Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • New York congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.

      New York congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.
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  • Korean War Veteran Merlin Stockhausen of West Bend, left, talks with Air Force Veteran Richard Lindbeck before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Korean War Veteran Merlin Stockhausen of West Bend, left, talks with Air Force Veteran Richard Lindbeck before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • Seaman Daniel Odoi of the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City presents the American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.

      Seaman Daniel Odoi of the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City presents the American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.
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  • Jacob Webster, 4, of West Bend waits for the Memorial Day parade to begin in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Jacob Webster, 4, of West Bend waits for the Memorial Day parade to begin in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • Relariel Webster, 6, of Hartford adjusts her pinwheels before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Relariel Webster, 6, of Hartford adjusts her pinwheels before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • A young spectator shields her eyes from the sun with an American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.

      A young spectator shields her eyes from the sun with an American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York.
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  • An honor guard presents the colors ahead of President Barack Obama delivering his Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.

      An honor guard presents the colors ahead of President Barack Obama delivering his Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • Matthew McGinley, 2, of Philadelphia, Pa., runs on at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, N.J., on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, as his family visits the gravesite of his great-grandfather, a World War I veteran.

      Matthew McGinley, 2, of Philadelphia, Pa., runs on at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, N.J., on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, as his family visits the gravesite of his great-grandfather, a World War I veteran.
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  • Members of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard," salute as President Barack Obama's motorcade prepares to depart the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

      Members of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard," salute as President Barack Obama's motorcade prepares to depart the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.
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  • Jeremy Rivers of Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Catholic Church holds a tattered American flag Monday, May 27, 2013, during a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony at Sugarloaf Assisted Living in Winona, Minn. The troop retired nine American flags from the community by burning them in a ceremonial fire and later burying the ashes.

      Jeremy Rivers of Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Catholic Church holds a tattered American flag Monday, May 27, 2013, during a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony at Sugarloaf Assisted Living in Winona, Minn. The troop retired nine American flags from the community by burning them in a ceremonial fire and later burying the ashes.
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  • Cora Jacoby, six-months old, of Fond du Lac, Wis., waves her flag during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Cora Jacoby, six-months old, of Fond du Lac, Wis., waves her flag during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • Spectators watch as the Memorial Day parade heads down Division Ave. Monday, May 27, 2013 in Grand Rapids Mich.

      Spectators watch as the Memorial Day parade heads down Division Ave. Monday, May 27, 2013 in Grand Rapids Mich.
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  • Rev. Sue Knipp takes the stage as Monday's guest speaker at the Memorial Day service in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Rev. Sue Knipp takes the stage as Monday's guest speaker at the Memorial Day service in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • U.S. Navy veteran Paul Webb strikes the bell throughout the Memorial Day service, in Lynchburg, VA., Monday, May 27, 2013.

      U.S. Navy veteran Paul Webb strikes the bell throughout the Memorial Day service, in Lynchburg, VA., Monday, May 27, 2013.

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Lt. Adam Carroll, right, with Maria Thomas, left, and Craig Thomas, center, salute and hold hands to their hearts during the playing of the national anthem at the Memorial Day Observance in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

      U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Lt. Adam Carroll, right, with Maria Thomas, left, and Craig Thomas, center, salute and hold hands to their hearts during the playing of the national anthem at the Memorial Day Observance in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va.
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  • The E.C. Glass AFJROTC color guard presents the colors to begin the Memorial Day observance, Monday, May 27, 2013 in Lynchburg, Va.

      The E.C. Glass AFJROTC color guard presents the colors to begin the Memorial Day observance, Monday, May 27, 2013 in Lynchburg, Va.
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  • Chatham County Veteran of the Year Jim Vaughan salutes after laying a wreath during Memorial Day ceremonies at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga., Monday, May 27, 2013.

      Chatham County Veteran of the Year Jim Vaughan salutes after laying a wreath during Memorial Day ceremonies at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga., Monday, May 27, 2013.
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  • Jim Ransom, of Boise, shows his father's grave site to foster children Matthew, 5, and Nicholas, 3, Monday May 27, 2013 at Dry Creek Cemetery in northwest Boise. Many people celebrated Memorial Day visiting the grave sites of deceased loved ones and decorating the memorials with flowers and flags.

      Jim Ransom, of Boise, shows his father's grave site to foster children Matthew, 5, and Nicholas, 3, Monday May 27, 2013 at Dry Creek Cemetery in northwest Boise. Many people celebrated Memorial Day visiting the grave sites of deceased loved ones and decorating the memorials with flowers and flags.
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