Photo Credit: Cory Hancock, JFHQNCRMDW Public Affairs
A solider shows the proper way to insert the flag. One flag is placed 12 inches from the base and centered on all headstones. Flagstaffs are perpendicular to the ground and pushed 3 to 4 inches into the ground. Only uniformed personnel may place a flag during the Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.