Memorial Day 2013

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

Cooper McCormick of Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Catholic Church places an American flag in the fire Monday, May 27, 2013, during a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony at Sugarloaf Assisted Living in Winona, Minn. The troop retired nine American flags from the community by burning them in a ceremonial fire and later burying the ashes. (AP Photo/Winona Daily News, Andrew Link)

Cooper McCormick of Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Catholic Church places an American flag in the fire Monday, May 27, 2013, during a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony at Sugarloaf Assisted Living in Winona, Minn. The troop retired nine American flags from the community by burning them in a ceremonial fire and later burying the ashes. (AP Photo/Winona Daily News, Andrew Link)

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