Memorial Day at Arlington Gardens Cemetery - Photo Gallery 14/15

A family brings flowers to the grave of a loved one. Individuals and families visited cemeteries across the state in observance of Memorial Day. Most brought floral decorations. Some brought American flags and others placed crosses at gravesites. But all were there to remember loved ones who have died. At Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd., in Midwest City, about 100 people gathered for the cemetery's 54th annual Memorial Day observance, a ceremony marked by the dropping of red poppies beside white crosses, the playing of taps and a rifle volley by a group of veterans. The ceremony is organized by the Clarence L. Tinker American Legion Post 170. Rick Doty, commander of Post 170, said local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts placed 2500 American flags on graves on Saturday. May 25, 2013. Maj. Gen. Myles Deering delivered the address. Deering is Oklahoma's Adjutant General. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.