Korean War repatriation service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr.

Korean War repatriation service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr.

Mourners attending the gravesite service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr., including his sister Urbana Mae Warfel, second left, and his brother Robert Meckley, fourth left, place red roses on the casket during the graveside service in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 4, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Meckley was reported missing Dec. 2, 1950, in the area of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War and was declared dead in 1954. His remains were recently identified.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released).


Funeral service for U.S. Army Green Beret KIA

Funeral service for U.S. Army Green Beret KIA

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Xavier Brunson, commander of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, presents an American Flag to Declan, son of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Matthew Q. McClintock, during the graveside service for McClintock in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, March 7, 2016, in Arlington, Va. McClintock was killed in action Jan. 5, 2016, in Afghanistan.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, March 11, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Trudeau laid a wreath at the Tomb and the Canadian Cross of Sacrifice while at the cemetery.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released).

Plenty Coups headdress installation

Plenty Coups headdress installation

ANC curator, Roderick Gainer (left), and, Brent Orton (right), mount maker and lead fabrication technician with Capitol Museum Services, prepare the headdress of Crow Tribe (Apsalookee) Chief Plenty Coups for display at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Display Room. Chief Plenty Coups removed this War Bonnet from his head and placed it on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November, 11, 1921, in tribute to the Unknown.

(ANC photo by Stephen Smith, released)

President of Italy lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

President of Italy lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, right, escorts President of Italy Sergio Mattarella during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Feb. 7, 2016. Following the wreath-laying, Mattarella toured the Memorial Display Room.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/Released)


NASA’s Day of Remembrance

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NASA’s Day of Remembrance

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, right, face the gravesite of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom in Arlington National Cemetery during NASA’s Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 28, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Jan. 28 marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident, though all of those “who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.” In addition attendees visited the graves of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom and Lt. Cmdr. Roger Chaffee, who were killed in a fire on Apollo 1.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


Tuskegee Memorial Service

Tuskegee Memorial Service

Memorial service for 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant, Tuskegee Airman, at Arlington National Cemetery Nancy Leftenant-Colon, eldest sister of for United States Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant , receives the American flag from U.S. Army Capt. Craig Morin, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), during a memorial service for Leftenant,  Jan. 14, 2015, in Arlington, Va. Leftenant, a member of the  Tuskegee Airmen, was reported ‘Missing-In-Action” on April 12, 1945, after the P-51 Mustang he was piloting collided with another P-51 while escorting bombers over Europe during World War II. He was declared dead in 1946, though no remains were recovered, and was posthumously awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/ Arlington National Cemetery /released)

Flowering Cherry Trees

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Flowering Cherry Trees

Autumn flowering cherry trees bloom near Pres. John F. Kennedy’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 4, 2016, in Arlington, Va. The cemetery's 624 acres are a unique blend of formal and informal landscapes, dotted with more than 8,600 native and exotic trees. Intimate gardens enhance the beauty and sense of peace.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/ released)

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Ceremony

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Ceremony

Pan Am Flight 103 memorial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Frank Duggan, left, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 president, and Loretta Lynch, right, Attorney General of the United States, pick up a wreath to place on the Pan Am Flight 103 memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 21, 2015, in Arlington, Va. A terrorist’s bomb destroyed the aircraft 27 years ago, in what became known as the “Lockerbie bombing,” killing 243 passengers, 16 crewmembers and 11 people on the ground.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

From the left, Kevin; Thomas, 8; Ben, 5; and Bethany Roshak, all from Ashburn, Va., place wreaths on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery, during the Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Va. WAA, a nonprofit organization, places a wreath on every eligible headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)