By Spc. Devin Kornaus
May 26, 2011
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Cpl. John Baker, Tomb Sentinel, 3d US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places a flag at one of the four crypts at the Tomb of the Unknowns on May 26, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
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Spc. Brunel Carvalho, an Orlando, Fla. native, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places an American flag in front of a grave stone at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. for Memorial Day weekend.
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Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Sprague, a native of Centerville, Mass., 3d US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places a small American Flag in front of a grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
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Sgt. Torri Robinson, a Philadelphia, Pa. native, 3d US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places American flags in front of grave stones at section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
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Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place American flags in front of fallen veterans grave stones.
The ceremony, known as "flags in," has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry participates, placing small American flags one foot in front and centered before each grave marker.
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