Matt Weber, 30, kisses the grave of his buddy Joseph John Anzack, Jr.
For most people, Memorial Day is simply a day off from work that marks the unofficial start to summer. But its true meaning is to honor the men and women who died in the service of our country. So before we ice down the beer and break out the grill, let’s stop and remember them, their sacrifice, and their families.
Angela Spraul and her daughter Ava, 4, sit at the grave of her husband John Spraul, U.S. Navy
Terri Dunn Campbell of Virginia Beach, Virginia, stands with her daughter Nicole Campbell, 18, at the grave of her oldest son Kielin Terrell Dunn, who was killed at age 19
Special forces members pay their respects at the casket of fallen colleague U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe
Linda Frost, the mother of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, kisses and embraces her son’s casket
A passerby stopped as a U.S. Air Force bugler played Taps during a full honor burial service for Air Force Maj. Troy Lee Gilbert
Widow Alexandra McClintock holds an American flag with her son Declan during burial of her husband, US Army SGT First class Matthew McClintock
Eleanor Sitkiewicz, 4, of Richmond, Virginia, stands with her brother Henry, 7, and father Greg at the grave of Tyler Hall Brown, a college friend of her father
A mother and daughter stand in Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
US Marines fold an American flag over the remains of US Marine PFC Anthony Brozyna