The traditional ‘Flags In’ ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), in which members of the‘Old Guard,’ the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, place miniature American flags before each headstone, took place as usual last Thursday, but was closed to the public.
Arlington will be open only to family members on Memorial Day, and they will be limited to visiting gravesites.
The central event for all Memorial Days–the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington by the president or a designate, followed by a speech to the nation from the amphitheater – had been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 restrictions still in effect in northern Virginia.
A tradition held annually to honor America's fallen heroes by placing a flag exactly one boot length and center on the headstone of every gravesite in ANC.
Ａ federal holiday for honoring and mourning the U.S. fallen warriors.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars asked for a period of reflection to remember the U.S. fallen warriors.