Remembering US Veterans on Memorial Day
For more photos and videos from ceremonies throughout the US, browse the #memorialday hashtag and explore the location pages below.
People gathered in National Cemeteries across the US on Monday to honor the memory of those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces.
Originally known as “Decoration Day” after the end of the American Civil War, Memorial Day since expanded to commemorate the fallen in all US military conflicts. Traditions include laying flowers and flags on soldiers’ graves, parades in towns throughout the country and public addresses by veterans and state legislators.
To see more photos and videos from ceremonies at National Cemeteries throughout the US, explore the following location pages:
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
- Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, MT
- Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA
- Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA
- Lexington National Cemetery, Lexington, KY
- Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI