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)

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)


Korean Wreath Laying at Edward Mallory Almond's Grave Site

Korean Wreath Laying at Edward Mallory Almond's Grave Site

In a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery a South Korean delegation, including the Speaker of the National Assembly, lays a wreath at the gravesite of Lieutenant General Edward Mallory Almond. Edward "Ned" Almond was the commander of the U.S. Army's X Corps during the Korean War. General Almond's grandson participated in the ceremony.

Photograph by Stephen Smith