Memorial Day 2013

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

U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Petry, who lost his right hand in 2008 while serving in Afghanistan, salutes as the flag is displayed prior to a Memorial Day baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 27, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

U.S. ArmySgt. Leroy Petry, who lost his right hand in 2008 while serving in Afghanistan, salutes as the flag is displayed prior to a Memorial Day baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 27, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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