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AP Photos: Celebrating Memorial Day

President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, looks on as they wait to deliver their Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, looks on as they wait to deliver their Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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  • Relariel Webster, 6, of Hartford adjusts her pinwheels before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday, May 27, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Daily News, John Ehlke)
  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day Observance, Sunday, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va,  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, looks on as they wait to deliver their Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
  • People attend a Memorial Day service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina, on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Tracy Glantz/The State/MCT)
  • President Barack Obama, center, participates in the wreathlaying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Arlington National Cemetery is ready for President Barack Obama's Memorial Day address in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
  • Chester Starks sings 'God Bless America' during a Memorial Day ceremony at the National Guard Armory  in Oxford, Miss. on Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)
  • Jeremy Rivers of Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Catholic Church holds a tattered American flag Monday, May 27, 2013, during a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony at Sugarloaf Assisted Living in Winona, Minn. The troop retired nine American flags from the community by burning them in a ceremonial fire and later burying the ashes. (AP Photo/Winona Daily News, Andrew Link) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Cooper McCormick of Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Catholic Church places an American flag in the fire Monday, May 27, 2013, during a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony at Sugarloaf Assisted Living in Winona, Minn. The troop retired nine American flags from the community by burning them in a ceremonial fire and later burying the ashes. (AP Photo/Winona Daily News, Andrew Link)
  • Members of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 970 fire a 21-gun salute during a Memorial Day program at Macon Memorial Park Monday, May 27, 2013 in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Jason Vorhees)
  • Johnny L. Gober, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 443, salutes after presenting a wreath during a Memorial Day program at Macon Memorial Park Monday, May 27, 2013 in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Jason Vorhees)
  • Singer songwriter Carole King speaks during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
  • First lady Michelle Obama, right, waves as she arrives to take her seat for the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Marie Hamilton spends time at the grave site of her husband, First Sgt. Walter M. Hamilton during a Memorial Day service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina, on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Tracy Glantz/The State/MCT)

Associated Press photos of Memorial Day ceremonies in the United States on Monday, May 27, 2013.

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