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May 23, 2002

Members of the Third United States Infantry (The Old Guard) take part in the traditional "Flags In" at Arlington National Cemetery.  Small American flags are placed at each gravesite in the cemetery just before Memorial Day.  They are removed on the day after Memorial Day.

The Old Guard Flags In

Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) place flags in front of the
 gravestones and nitches of service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery
 Thursday, May 23, 2002, in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 27.

The Old Guard Flags In
Pvt. Jason Bland of Summit, N.J., the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard)
pauses while placing flags in front of the gravestones and nitches of service
members buried at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, May 23, 2002, in
preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 27th.

The Old Guard Flags In
Pvt. Melissa Puryear of Bakersfield, Calif., of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old
Guard), places flags in front of the gravestones and nitches of service members
buried at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, May 23, 2002, in preparation for
Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 27th.

The Old Guard Flags In
An Army soldier inserts an american flag into the ground
near a grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington,
May 23, 2002. The flags are put on all the graves at
Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the Memorial Day
holiday marked May 27.

Posted: 23 May 2002