Memorial Day 2013

Americans who died in defense of their country and our freedoms are remembered in ceremonies across the nation.

The White House has signed onto a measure that restores the $100,000 death benefit given to families of military members killed in action. During the course of the government shutdown, the payment was withheld from several families who lost loved ones in recent days. In this photo, Heidi Heming, 27 yrs-old, left, of Chattanooga, Tenn.  is comforted by volunteer Marina Clifford, 12 yrs-old, while visiting a loved one's gravesite at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

The White House has signed onto a measure that restores the $100,000 death benefit given to families of military members killed in action. During the course of the government shutdown, the payment was withheld from several families who lost loved ones in recent days. In this photo, Heidi Heming, 27 yrs-old, left, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is comforted by volunteer Marina Clifford, 12 yrs-old, while visiting a loved one's gravesite at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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