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Memorial Day

Members representing the 28th Massachusetts Regiment wearing uniforms from the United States Civil War fire a 21 gun salute during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Members representing the 28th Massachusetts Regiment wearing uniforms from the United States Civil War fire a 21 gun salute during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Members representing the 28th Massachusetts Regiment wearing uniforms from the United States Civil War fire a 21 gun salute during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Gettysburg Museum of History curator Erik Dorr adjusts flags along the Memorial Day parade route, next to signs telling visitors not to ruin his flowers, before the event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Gettysburg Museum of History curator Erik Dorr adjusts flags along the Memorial Day parade route, next to signs telling visitors not to ruin his flowers, before the event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Gettysburg Museum of History curator Erik Dorr adjusts flags along the Memorial Day parade route, next to signs telling visitors not to ruin his flowers, before the event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Members of the public attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the public attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the public attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A balloon decorates a grave in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A balloon decorates a grave in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A balloon decorates a grave in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Re-enactors Bill Cashin of World War II, Jim Tennyson of the Revolutionary War, and John Lucas of the Civil War line up before marching in the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Mark Makela

Re-enactors Bill Cashin of World War II, Jim Tennyson of the Revolutionary War, and John Lucas of the Civil War line up before marching in the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Re-enactors Bill Cashin of World War II, Jim Tennyson of the Revolutionary War, and John Lucas of the Civil War line up before marching in the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Spectators watch the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade, as seen from the Farnsworth House Inn, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Mark Makela

Spectators watch the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade, as seen from the Farnsworth House Inn, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Spectators watch the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade, as seen from the Farnsworth House Inn, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Members of veterans organizations attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of veterans organizations attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of veterans organizations attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Flags are draped from the amphitheater as U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Flags are draped from the amphitheater as U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Flags are draped from the amphitheater as U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Walter Bosch, 67, a Civil War re-enactor of the Veterans Reserve Corps, takes a seat in the shade after participating in the Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Walter Bosch, 67, a Civil War re-enactor of the Veterans Reserve Corps, takes a seat in the shade after participating in the Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Walter Bosch, 67, a Civil War re-enactor of the Veterans Reserve Corps, takes a seat in the shade after participating in the Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Visitors walk between graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Visitors walk between graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Visitors walk between graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Civil War re-enactors Ray Wetzel (L-R), 62, a bounty hunter, Jordan Gibson, 13, a Confederate infantryman in the 33rd Virginia, Company C, and Bob Bosler, 59, as Jefferson Davis, along with other spectators line the streets before the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Mark Makela

Civil War re-enactors Ray Wetzel (L-R), 62, a bounty hunter, Jordan Gibson, 13, a Confederate infantryman in the 33rd Virginia, Company C, and Bob Bosler, 59, as Jefferson Davis, along with other spectators line the streets before the Gettysburg...more

Civil War re-enactors Ray Wetzel (L-R), 62, a bounty hunter, Jordan Gibson, 13, a Confederate infantryman in the 33rd Virginia, Company C, and Bob Bosler, 59, as Jefferson Davis, along with other spectators line the streets before the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Alex Teeter, 8, places flowers on the grave sites of Battle of Gettysburg soldiers during a ceremony at National Soldier's Cemetery following the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Alex Teeter, 8, places flowers on the grave sites of Battle of Gettysburg soldiers during a ceremony at National Soldier's Cemetery following the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Alex Teeter, 8, places flowers on the grave sites of Battle of Gettysburg soldiers during a ceremony at National Soldier's Cemetery following the Gettysburg Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Five-year-old Conrad Magoon watches a Memorial Day parade to ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Five-year-old Conrad Magoon watches a Memorial Day parade to ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Five-year-old Conrad Magoon watches a Memorial Day parade to ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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United States Army Vietnam War veteran Francis Cahill looks on as U.S. Navy veteran Brian Keenan salutes during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

United States Army Vietnam War veteran Francis Cahill looks on as U.S. Navy veteran Brian Keenan salutes during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

United States Army Vietnam War veteran Francis Cahill looks on as U.S. Navy veteran Brian Keenan salutes during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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United States Army Desert Storm veteran Frank D'Amato plays taps during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

United States Army Desert Storm veteran Frank D'Amato plays taps during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

United States Army Desert Storm veteran Frank D'Amato plays taps during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Members representing the 28th Massachusetts Regiment wearing uniforms from the United States Civil War march in a Memorial Day parade to ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Members representing the 28th Massachusetts Regiment wearing uniforms from the United States Civil War march in a Memorial Day parade to ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Members representing the 28th Massachusetts Regiment wearing uniforms from the United States Civil War march in a Memorial Day parade to ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Abraham Lincoln impersonator Tom Wright, from Oak Ridge, TN, who has acted as the 16th President for five years, poses for a portrait before the Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Abraham Lincoln impersonator Tom Wright, from Oak Ridge, TN, who has acted as the 16th President for five years, poses for a portrait before the Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Abraham Lincoln impersonator Tom Wright, from Oak Ridge, TN, who has acted as the 16th President for five years, poses for a portrait before the Memorial Day parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Two women sit at the edge of the field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Two women sit at the edge of the field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Two women sit at the edge of the field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets family members amongst the graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets family members amongst the graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. ...more

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets family members amongst the graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Navy musicians are reflected in a musical instrument during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Navy musicians are reflected in a musical instrument during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Navy musicians are reflected in a musical instrument during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Military members arrive for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Military members arrive for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Military members arrive for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Karen Meredith pours a champagne toast with friends and family at her son U.S. Army Lieutenant Ken Ballard's grave in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. This year Meredith is marking the 10th anniversary of Ballard's death, which occurred in Najaf, Iraq, on Memorial Day in 2004. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Karen Meredith pours a champagne toast with friends and family at her son U.S. Army Lieutenant Ken Ballard's grave in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National...more

Karen Meredith pours a champagne toast with friends and family at her son U.S. Army Lieutenant Ken Ballard's grave in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. This year Meredith is marking the 10th anniversary of Ballard's death, which occurred in Najaf, Iraq, on Memorial Day in 2004. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People lay out in the sun on Memorial Day on Cedar Hill in Central Park in New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People lay out in the sun on Memorial Day on Cedar Hill in Central Park in New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People lay out in the sun on Memorial Day on Cedar Hill in Central Park in New York May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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