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World War II veteran Jesse R. Turner salutes while being comforted by Helen Marie Misel at a display of more than 1700 United States flags in Shawnee, Kan., Saturday, May 26, 2012. Turner served in the Army Air Corps. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
AP photos: Americans honor troops for Memorial Day
First Published May 27 2012 02:35 pm • Last Updated May 28 2012 12:14 pm

Boy Scouts carry a large American flag through the Memphis National Cemetery in Tennessee, where scouts also placed flags on 42,000 graves. In Little Rock, Ark., a 4-year-old girl fills her arms with flags to place on gravesites.

Across the U.S. this weekend, Americans are honoring the fallen, veterans and military personnel in ceremonies and private remembrances.

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Here’s a gallery of AP photos from Memorial Day weekend.




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