Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day honors the people who died serving the country. Historically, soldier’s graves are decorated with flowers during this holiday. Here is a list of cemeteries-turned-tourist-spots around the world honoring our brave soldiers:
Arlington National Cemetery (USA)
Every Memorial Day, gravestones at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C are marked with flags. This sprawling graveyard is divided into 70 sections including a burial ground for military personnel who died in the Global War of Terror. But perhaps the most famous vault here is the Tomb of the Unknowns, dedicated to American service members whose remains are unidentified.
Manila-American Cemetery (Philippines)
This beautifully-manicured burial ground fringed by Mahogany trees is located in the quiet side of Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. It is home to the largest number of graves for US military killed during the World War II.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial (France)
This massive memorial ground is the home of the remains of 9,387 American military that died during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. Also included here are graves of Army Air Corps crews shot down over France and three American women. Notable tombs include the two sons of former President Theodore Roosevelt- Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and two of the Niland brothers – Preston and Robert, whose lives were featured on the Saving Private Ryan movie.