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Memorial Day 2013


Source: Defense Department

The renowned Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns opened the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade Program, which took place in Washington, D.C. a little less than two weeks ago. While it may seem erroneous to have an Irish singer open for an innately American holiday, the executive director at the American Veterans Center, Tim Holbert dispelled any doubts, stating, “As one of the most acclaimed tenors currently performing, Anthony Kearns is a perfect fit to open the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade’s telecast.”

  • Memorial Day 2013

    A soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” leads a riderless horse during the Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., May 27, 2013. The riderless horse carries a soldier’s boots reversed in the stirrups

  • Memorial Day 2013

    President Barack Obama lays a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor the nation’s fallen service members during the 145th annual Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 27, 2013