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Families gather around the headstones of their loved ones on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A girl walks past the rows of headstones, using an umbrella for shade on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The sun rises on Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A balloon and flowers decorate a grave site on Memorial Day. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Two women visit a grave site on Memorial Day. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A family who did wish to give their names kneel before a headstone on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Family members raise a toast in memory of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard at his grave site on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A girl places a rose at the headstone of U.S. Army Captain Ian Patrick Weikel on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Karen Clarkson, of Fairbanks, Alaska, kisses the headstone of her son U.S. Army Sergeant Joel Clarkson on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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People attending a Memorial Day observance head for cover just as it was about to begin when rain from Tropical Depression Beryl passed through Summerville, S.C. Holiday plans elsewhere in the Southeast were disrupted as well. (The Post and Courier via Associated Press)

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Memorial Day weekend travel plans serve as a stark reminder of high gasoline prices, which have developed into a common source of complaint among American drivers left with no choice but to pay heavily at the pump. "The oil companies have cornered the market and they are squeezing us for everything we have," said Bob Simpson, 62, of Lodi, N.J. (Associated Press)

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Memorial Day weekend travel plans serve as a stark reminder of high gasoline prices, which have developed into a common source of complaint among American drivers left with no choice but to pay heavily at the pump. "The oil companies have cornered the market and they are squeezing us for everything we have," said Bob Simpson, 62, of Lodi, N.J. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama, with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (left), commander of the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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For Memorial Day weekend, auto club AAA estimates that 34.8 million Americans will take trips of at least 50 miles. Although gas prices have decreased recently, they are still high enough to keep some Americans off the road. (Associated Press)

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For Memorial Day weekend, auto club AAA estimates that 34.8 million Americans will take trips of at least 50 miles. Although gas prices have decreased recently, they are still high enough to keep some Americans off the road. (Associated Press)

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The Washington Times - Page B1 - Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2005.

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Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, rides on the back of a motorcycle at the Rolling Thunder annual motorcycle rally, past the U.S. Capitol during the Memorial Day weekend rally in Washington, Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin holds hands with people gathered for Memorial Day weekend events on the National Mall in Washington on May 29, 2011. Palin rode to the mall from the Pentagon with motorcyclists in the traditional annual Rolling Thunder rally. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama, with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (left), commander of the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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A youth holds up an American flag in the crowded Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington as the audience awaits the arrival of President Obama to speak at a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)