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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)

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U.S. soldiers holds candles to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A U.S. soldier speaks during a ceremony to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, rides on the back of a motorcycle past the U.S. Capitol on Sunday as she participated in the annual Rolling Thunder ride on Memorial Day weekend. "How do you wear all this leather and stay cool?" she asked one woman. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Frank Buckles receives an American flag during Memorial Day activities at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo., in 2008. Mr. Buckles, the last U.S. doughboy from the Great War, died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of natural causes at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. (Associated Press)