Visitors Pay Tribute at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Virginia

Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery participated in a Flowers of Remembrance ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on May 28.

Footage released by the Department of Defense shows visitors placing flowers in front of the tomb.

The first Memorial Day – originally called Decoration Day – took place in Arlington National Cemetery in 1868, according to Arlington National Cemetery.

US President Joe Biden was expected to place a wreath at the tomb on Monday afternoon. Credit: Department of Defense/Arlington National Cemetery via Storyful

Video transcript

[CHATTER]

- These flowers are free if you'd like to grab something.

- It's a good crop.

- Happy [INAUDIBLE].

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Can I get something?

- It's plain dry.

- Oh, good. I hope it's good.

[LAUGHS]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Let's check out there for ourselves. It's good flowers lined up. I have to look them up.

- We'll get one, sir.

- That is good. All right guys.

- How's it going?

- Good.

[CHATTER]

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