Memorial Day 2007 -
Veterans and active soldiers unfurled a 90-by-100-foot U.S. flag as the nation's top commander in the Middle East spoke to a Memorial Day crowd gathered in Central Park on Monday.
Navy Adm. William Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command, said America should remember those whom the holiday honors. "Their sacrifice has enabled us to enjoy the things that we, I think in many cases, take for granted," Fallon said.
Across the nation, flags snapped in the wind over decorated gravestones as relatives and friends paid tribute to their fallen soldiers.
Millions more kicked off summer with trips to beaches or their backyard grills.
Out here in Hollywood, down on Melrose Avenue, many of the funky stores were closed, the street pretty empty, and Uncle Sam looked down from the big mural by the high school, puzzled. What have we been up to?