For many, Memorial Day marks a day of remembrance, honoring military men and women who died while serving their country. It has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War. Here are scenes from around the country of Americans remembering the fallen.
Seven Marylanders honored in Memorial Day ceremony
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun
Last year, Aaron Marchanti invited his father to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
On Monday, he returned to the event to honor him.
Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, a member of the Maryland National Guard who went to Afghanistan to help train that country’s security forces, was shot to death inside a ministry building in Kabul in February. The Baltimore County man was one of seven Marylanders remembered Monday at the cemetery in Timonium.