Nation honors veterans on Memorial Day

Associated Press
Stevon Spears, 17 and members of Boy Scout Troop 445 salute the American flag during the Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, May 26, 2012. For 29 years members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls have placed flags on the 42,000 graves at the Memphis National Cemetery during a ceremony honoring veterans for the Memorial Day Celebration. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Chris Desmond)

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

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