May 24, 2019
May 23, 2019 - Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. President Donald Trump and the First Lady also joined soldiers in placing flags at headstones in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery. Within four hours, over 1,000 soldiers placed approximately 250,000 flags in front of every headstone and Columbarium and niche wall column.
For more than 55 years, soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery