In just a few days, most of us will have an extended weekend come Memorial Day on May 30th. It’ll be a time for barbecue’s, ballgames and backyard outings, not to mention great deals at retail stores and car dealers. But beyond that there’s a reason why we mark this holiday.

Arlington’s Director of Veterans’ Services, Jeff Chunglo, will be busy all this month placing 5,500 U.S. flags on the graves of our men and women in uniform. From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism, Chunglo is making sure that amidst the retail sales, picnics and parties, those Americans who fought for our everyday freedoms are honored.