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Memorial Day observances

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Christian Jacobs, 5, of Hertford, N.C., dressed as a Marine, stands at his father’s gravestone on Memorial Day in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 30, 2016. Christian’s father Marine Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs died in a training accident in 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Carolyn Kaster / AP)
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A group of children with the nonprofit organization Carry the Load walk through the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

 (Jay Janner / Associated Press)
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A man walks through the American Military Cemetery in Falciani, on the outskirts of Florence, Italy, during a Memorial Day ceremony.

 (Maurizio Degl Innocenti / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Laureen Lopez Berry lies on her husband’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Liam Berry died July 22, 2012, in Zharay, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom.

 (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
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People watch as Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo walk in the Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua, New York.

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Aiden Schmidt, 6, of Leechburg, Pa., sits next to his father’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery Aiden’s father, Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, died Sept. 1, 2012, in Batur Village, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom.

 (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
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Kali Williams, 4, waves to a rider on the Montour County Veterans’ bus during the Memorial Day parade in Danville, Penn. 

 (Jimmy May / Bloomsburg Press Enterprise )
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President Obama arrives to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

 (Mike Theiler / Pool )
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President Obama speaks in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. He said it’s important to ensure veterans get access to healthcare and jobs. “We have to do better,” he said. “We have to be there not only when we need them, but when they need us.”

 (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
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