Remembering the Fallen – 18 Touching Memorial Day Photos

Men and women in the military put their lives in danger to serve their country. Many countries reserve a day of the year to honor soldiers that have sacrificed their lives in the past. In the US, this day is an official holiday called Memorial Day, which is always celebrated on the final Monday of May. If you visit war memorials or military cemeteries in the US on Memorial Day, you will probably see veterans, current soldiers, and families gathered to visit the graves of soldiers they loved.

Fallen heroes remembered on Memorial Day

Fallen heroes remembered on Memorial Day by DVIDSHUB

Memorial Day service at Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial

Memorial Day service at Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial by DVIDSHUB

Often, visitors to the US and Americans themselves get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused. The main difference is that Memorial Day honors those who have died while in service, while Veteran’s Day (on November 11) honors all soldiers and coincides with the same holiday in other countries, called ‘Remembrance Day’ in Commonwealth countries and ‘Armistice Day’ in countries like Belgium and France.

Whether you’re in the US for Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day, though, you can take part in the spirit of remembrance and photograph the touching scenes, formal ceremonies, and seemingly endless fields of American flags.

Memorial Day Preparation

Memorial Day Preparation by Vjeran Pavic

A Funeral Flag, American Veteran Soldier, The Red, White, and Blue, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic, Memorial Day 2009, Cemetery

A Funeral Flag, American Veteran Soldier, The Red, White, and Blue, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic, Memorial Day 2009, Cemetery by Beverly & Pack

Thanking the Veterans by Marco

Thanking the Veterans by Marco

Veterans Day Memorial Flags by DVIDSHUB

Veterans Day Memorial Flags by DVIDSHUB

Image by johnny

Image by johnny

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial by hookbrother

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial by hookbrother

In Memoriam by Brett Weinstein

In Memoriam by Brett Weinstein

Remembering the Fallen by Mike Nelson

Remembering the Fallen by Mike Nelson

Memorial Day Fleet by MarineCorpsNewYork

Memorial Day Fleet by MarineCorpsNewYork

The Wall by Vince Alongi

The Wall by Vince Alongi

Marines Honoring Civil War Veterans by Tyler Bolken

Marines Honoring Civil War Veterans by Tyler Bolken

Valour by Mike Nelson

Valour by Mike Nelson

Normandy Cemetery by Archangel12

Normandy Cemetery by Archangel12

The Wall by Gerry Dincher

The Wall by Gerry Dincher

Image by Elvert Barnes

Image by Elvert Barnes

Image by Ed Shipul

Image by Ed Shipul




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