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Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day weekend

Los Angeles National Cemetery

As a show of respect, Marine Pfc. Morgan Weibel places a penny for the fallen during a Memorial Day celebration at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Eight-year-old Gabby Loeffler reads grave markers at the Los Angeles National Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day celebration honoring those who have died in the line of service.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Marine Pfc. Morgan Weibel tears up at the Los Angeles National Cemetery during a Memorial Day gathering.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Sharie Green pays her respects to one of the many fallen service members  during a Memorial Day celebration at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Army Spc. Natalie Salvatierra performs Taps during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Company H of the Buffalo Soldiers were honored during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Myongchul Seo of the Korean War Veterans Assn. salutes the honor guard during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Imogen Brinkley runs around placing flowers on graves at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Memorial Day Parade

Boy Scouts from Troop 642 ride in a firetruck with American Legion Post 826 during the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.

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Memorial Day Parade

“Mr. Patriot” shakes hands during the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.

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Memorial Day Parade

Navy veteran Lu Rivas, center, walks with the Greater West Valley Lions Club during the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.

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Memorial Day Parade

People dressed in patriotic garb watch  the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.

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Memorial Day Parade

Participants dressed as the Statue of Liberty march in the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade.

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Memorial Day Parade

A World War II veteran with Wings Over Wendy’s rides in a truck during the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.

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Memorial Day Parade

Diego Navarro, 5, blows on a horn during the 27th annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Riverside National Cemetery

Jessica Proctor of Huntington Beach visits her father’s grave with her two sons Harold, left, and Stanley at the Riverside National Cemetery.

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Riverside National Cemetery

Danielle Hansen of Escondido toasts to her mother, Blanche Minter, at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside.

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Riverside National Cemetery

Chuck Williamson of Menifee visits the grave of his father, Stanley Williamson, at the Riverside National Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend.

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Riverside National Cemetery

During Memorial Day weekend, siblings Jacqueline Blanchette, left, and Lawson Blanchette of Temecula visit their mother’s grave at at the Riverside National Cemetery.

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Riverside National Cemetery

Jerry Merritt looks for his father’s grave site at the Riverside National Cemetery.

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Riverside National Cemetery

One-year-old Adelynn Raby holds an American flag and a flower at the Riverside National Cemetery.

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Riverside National Cemetery

Alana Eudave, left, with Marina Sinay and Mike Garcia at the Riverside National Cemetery.

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Riverside National Cemetery

Vietnam veteran Terry Sweeney, 66, of Marino Valley, visits his father Vernon T. Sweeney’s grave  at the Riverside National Cemetery.

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Riverside National Cemetery

Bonnie Kirkland of Long Beach, with her dog Julie, at the grave site of her father Robert Griggs, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

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