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Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013. Coyer died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan. .REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013. Coyer died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan.
More pictures below the fold, because I'm feeling melancholy today.

People grieve at a gravesite in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
People grieve at a gravesite in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012.
A member of the U.S. Army Old Guard pays his respects at the grave of U.S. Army Major Douglas Sloan, before placing a flag at one of the over 220,000 graves of fallen U.S. military service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery, May 24, 2012. Sloan was killed by an IED explosion in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan on October 31, 2006. Memorial Day will be commemorated this weekend across the United States.    REUTERS/Jason Reed
A member of the U.S. Army Old Guard pays his respects at the grave of U.S. Army Major Douglas Sloan, before placing a flag at one of the over 220,000 graves of fallen U.S. military service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery, May 24, 2012. Sloan was killed by an IED explosion in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan on October 31, 2006.
A bugler plays
A bugler plays "Taps" during the funeral of U.S. Army Major Robert Marchanti at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, March 20, 2012. Major Marchanti was shot to death in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Paula Davis, mother of fallen U.S. Army Private Justin Ray Davis, sits alone at his grave in Arlington National Cemetery June 25, 2011, as she marks the fifth anniversary of the 19-year-old's death in Afghanistan. He had vowed to his mom he'd never forget his childhood memories of September 11 and enlisted in the U.S. Army one week after graduating from high school. Picture taken June 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Jason Reed
Paula Davis, mother of fallen U.S. Army Private Justin Ray Davis, sits alone at his grave in Arlington National Cemetery June 25, 2011, as she marks the fifth anniversary of the 19-year-old's death in Afghanistan. He had vowed to his mom he'd never forget his childhood memories of September 11 and enlisted in the U.S. Army one week after graduating from high school.
Items are left on a grave in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, VA, May 30, 2011.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Items are left on a grave in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, VA, May 30, 2011.
A relative of a buried serviceman places flowers at his headstone in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, May 26, 2011. The United States will commemorate Memorial Day this weekend. REUTERS/Jason Reed
A relative of a buried serviceman places flowers at his headstone in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, May 26, 2011.
U.S. Marine Capt. Jill A. Leyden of Easton, Maryland, touches the grave of her friend Major Megan M. McClung at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. ..McClung was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom on December 6, 2006. Leyden and McClung served together in Iraq. ..REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Marine Capt. Jill A. Leyden of Easton, Maryland, touches the grave of her friend Major Megan M. McClung at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. McClung was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom on December 6, 2006. Leyden and McClung served together in Iraq.
A U.S. Marine stands over the grave of a fallen comrade, Min Hee (Andy) Kim, who died in Iraq on November 1, 2006, during his visit to Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, May 27, 2010.   REUTERS/Jason Reed
A U.S. Marine stands over the grave of a fallen comrade, Min Hee (Andy) Kim, who died in Iraq on November 1, 2006, during his visit to Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, May 27, 2010.
Monica McNeal, mother of 19-year-old U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Eric Ward, sits at his gravesite during her visit to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington May 27, 2010. Ward,  a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. The United State is commemorating Memorial Day this weekend.  REUTERS/Jason Reed
Monica McNeal, mother of 19-year-old U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Eric Ward, sits at his gravesite during her visit to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington May 27, 2010. Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010.
Snow covers the gravestones in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia after sunset two days before Christmas day in Arlington, Virginia, December 23, 2009.        REUTERS/Larry Downing
Snow covers the gravestones in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia after sunset two days before Christmas day in Arlington, Virginia, December 23, 2009.
Motorcyclists representing the
Motorcyclists representing the "Patriot Guard Riders", a national organization of motorcycle enthusiasts who attend funerals to honor fallen US military personnel, stand to attention a short distance from the burial ceremony of U.S. Army Sgt Scott Lange Kirkpatrick at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, August 23, 2007. Washington D.C. area resident Kirkpatrick, 26, was killed along with four others in an ambush in Arab Jabour, Iraq, on August 11.
The sun sets above graves inside Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, September 12, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing
The sun sets above graves inside Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, September 12, 2009.

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