33 moving photos to remind you why we really celebrate Memorial Day

Soldiers Place Flags at Arlington National Cemetery
Soldiers Place Flags at Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day has become synonymous these days with barbecues and great sales.

But all the distractions can make it harder for many Americans to remember the reason for the 3-day weekend: to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who died while serving our nation in the military.

With that in mind, we collected some of the most moving photos taken at Arlington National Cemetery to honor those who perished while fighting on behalf of the United States.

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