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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A Veteran is Laid to Rest

A career US Air Force officer was being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The final step before the casket is lowered into the grave is the folding of the flag with dignity and respect, then presenting it to the closest surviving family member, usually the spouse.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Timothy Laur