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'Flags In' at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Sgt. Christopher Anthony, Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places a flag at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 24, 2012. The ceremony known as “Flags In” is performed to commemorate and honor U.S. military personnel ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and has been conducted annually since 1948. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)



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This work, 'Flags In' at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, by SSG Matthew Coffee, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.24.2012

Date Posted:05.24.2012 14:12

Photo ID:587329

VIRIN:120524-A-#####-165

Resolution:2136x3216

Size:2.72 MB

Location:ARLINGTON, VA, USGlobe

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