Soldiers place thousands of flags at Arlington graves ahead of Memorial Day.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Renae Kleckner/Released Soldiers…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Renae Kleckner/Released

Soldiers placed small American flags at the graves of more than 260,000 service members in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

The United States Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment has maintained the tradition, known as “Flags-In,” at the cemetery since 1948.

The regiment, also known as the “Old Guard,” sent every available soldier to cover the 624 acre military cemetery, according to the Army.

Source: Greg Seaby for CNN.

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