A 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldier places an American flag in front of fallen veteran’s grave stone at Arlington National Cemetery. Each year for the past 40 years, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment has honored America's fallen heroes by placing American flags at gravestones just prior to Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Sgt. Jose Torres) - MilitaryAvenue.com
Braving Japanese sniper fire, Lt. Col. Richard P. Ross, Jr., commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, places on American flag on a parapet of Shuri castle on May 29, 1945. The castle is a former enemy stronghold in southern Okinawa in the Ryukyu (Loochoo chain), situated 375 miles from Japan. This flag was first raised over Cape Gloucester and then Peleliu.