Nation honors veterans on Memorial Day

Associated Press
Boy Scout Andrew Conquest of Brandon, Miss., looks for grave markers without a flag, at the Vicksburg National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2012. Conquest and members of his Brandon, Miss., troop joined with other volunteers to place over 18,000 small American flags on the graves of the Union soldiers and other military  in the cemetery. The flags are placed on the graves only once a year, during the Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

View gallery

17 photos

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

View Comments