‘Flags In’ Ceremony Held at Arlington National Cemetery

Soldiers placed nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday as part of a Memorial Day tradition.

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A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' places a flag at a grave site during the 'Flags-In' ceremony May 26, 2016 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark Memorial Day. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The Old Guard placed 230,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
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The Old Guard is the oldest active infantry regiment in the U.S. Army.
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Old Guard soldiers placed flags at every grave at Arlington Cemetery Thursday. The tradition began in 1948.
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One thousand 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment soldiers placed flags at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Marine Corp Lt. Cl. George W. Kaseman served in World War II and Korea.
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A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' places a flag at a grave site during the 'Flags-In' ceremony May 26, 2016 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark Memorial Day. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' places a flag at a grave site during the 'Flags-In' ceremony May 26, 2016 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark Memorial Day. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' march toward gravesites during the 'Flags-In' ceremony May 26, 2016 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark Memorial Day. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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