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Rolling Thunder gathers again this Memorial Day weekend for its 26th rally, which kicks off Saturday when thousands on motorcycles will gather at the Pentagon before riding into D.C. (The Washington Times)

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A sign informs Memorial Day visitors to Prince Solms Park in New Braunfels, Texas, on May 28, 2012, what is acceptable for tubers to carry down the Comal River. (Associated Press/San Antonio Express-News)

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A sign informs Memorial Day visitors to Prince Solms Park in New Braunfels, Texas, on May 28, 2012, what is acceptable for tubers to carry down the Comal River. (Associated Press/San Antonio Express-News)

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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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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visits grave sites on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A woman rests curled up near a grave site on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A member of the U.S. Army salutes a grave site on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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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)