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ONTD_Political's PotD: May 31, 2010.






Members of the Blackfeet tribe from Browning, Mont., who make up part of the Honor Guard, depart the amphitheater during the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Nikki Kahn | The Washington Post



Tucker, center, and Paul Connolly, right, a Vietnam veteran in the Navy, are reflected in a car door mirror as Cayla Skeete, 6, of Palm Coast, Fla., waits to participate in the parade.

Ricky Carioti |
The Washington Post



Elizabeth Barolette holds an American flag given to her during a burial ceremony to honor her son U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Patrick Xavier Jr. at the South Florida National Cemetery on May 29, 2010 in Lake Worth, Florida. Patrick Xavier Jr. was killed May 18th in the Helmand province region of Afghanistan. His brother Chad Xavier and fiance Ammani Shashee are seated with his mother.

Joe Raedle | Getty Images



May 27: Monica McNeal, rear, of Seattle hugs Molly Pannell of the District on a visit to the grave of McNeal's son.

Ricky Carioti |
The Washington Post



At Arlington National Cemetery, Sgt. Brian Scott, 30, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, visits the grave of his friend and gunner U.S. Army Spc. Michael Luis Gonzalez, who was killed in action in Iraq.

Nikki Kahn |
The Washington Post



The rumble of motorcycles has become a staple in the area's Memorial Day celebration as thousands take part in the Rolling Thunder tradition. Originally started as a ride of support for prisoners of war left behind in Vietnam, Rolling Thunder has made noise for veterans since 1987. The motorcade's goal is to bring awareness to missing troops and demonstrate their respect for American troops.

Katherine Frey |
The Washington Post



Johnny Herrmann, of Lusby, Md., was in the infantry in Vietnam and suffered an injury to his neck in the war. He waits for friends after riding in Rolling Thunder.

Katherine Frey |
The Washington Post



US soldiers stand to attention during a ceremony at Camp Eggers in Kabul on May 31, 2010. US forces based at Camp Eggers gathered for a Memorial Day commemoration of soldiers killed in service.

SHAH MARAI | AFP/Getty Images



David Delgado of Manitou Springs, CO, clutches a photograph of his wife, who just recently passed away, during the 78th Anniversary of the Remembrance Dedicated to America's Veterans of All Wars at Fort Logan National Cemetery. They were married 54 years. Delgado is an Army veteran who served in Vietnam.

Kathryn Scott Osler | The Denver Post


Chris Nasson, of Boston, rubs his eyes while visiting the grave of his best friend, Army Sgt. Donald Munn II, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., Monday, May 31, 2010. Munn was killed Oct. 11, 2007 by an improvised explosive device near Baghdad, Iraq.

AP Photo | Rich Pedroncelli



World War II Veteran Ed Lipinsky, 83, of Middle Village, N.Y., salutes during the National Anthem at the Memorial Day parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, May 31, 2010.

AP Photo | David Goldman
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