On Memorial Day – Monday, May 27 this year – Americans remember those in the military who died while serving their country.

Ahead of that day, soldiers place American flags in front of the more than 360,000 gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery, outside Washington. VOA’s Deborah Block brings us to the famous military cemetery for what is known as the Flags-In Ceremony.









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