Discuss as:

Memorial Day observed around the U.S.

David Goldman / AP

American flags wave near the grave of Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Harris as the the sun rises over Georgia National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 28, in Canton, Ga. Harris died Feb. 6, 2012.

David Goldman / AP

Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Chad Casey, of Canton, Ga., places American flags at the graves at Georgia National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, 2012, in Canton, Ga. 

Cliff Owen / AP

Marine Captains' Brady Bustin, of Des Moines, Iowa, left, and Sean Wills, of Herndon, Va., toast fallen Marine 1st Lt. Nicholas Madrazo, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 28. Madrazo, of Bothell, Wash., was killed Sept. 9, 2008 by a roadside bomb in Parwan province.

Charles Dharpak/ AP

The nation pauses to honor fallen troops.

 See more Memorial Day images in PhotoBlog.