Memorial Day 2021

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In recognition of Memorial Day 2021, hear stories from men through the final year of World War II. To listen is to understand why they, like tens of thousands of others, could not speak for so long. Their unblinking, often wrenching remarks on how combat later affected their attitudes, identity and everyday lives on The Silent Generation. 

U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery

An airman assists in placing over 265,000 U.S. flags at every gravesite, columbarium court column, and niche wall column as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 27, 2021.

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