Retired Army Sgt. Maj. James Bockman, a Korean War veteran from the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, gets in position prior to a Memorial Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Monday, May 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
U.S. veterans honored over Memorial Day weekend
Across the nation, citizens were marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries, parades and even barbecues.