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Memorial Day in Arlington

First lady Michelle Obama (upper right) waves to the crowd in the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

First lady Michelle Obama (upper right) waves to the crowd in the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

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LaShawn Avery-Simon

Volunteers Ellie and Kate Krull welcome guests with a single rose to place on their loved one's grave as they enter Arlington National Cemetery. Over Memorial Day weekend more than 200 volunteers handed out 150,000 roses at the cemetery.

— President barack obama gives the memorial day address during the 145th annual memorial day observance at the amphitheater arlington cemetery.