Honoring Marines at Arlington

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Since his wife, Linda, passed away in 2010, Lt. Col. Laurence K. Burgess has returned each year the Saturday before the Marine Corps' birthday to place Marine Corps flags in Arlington National Cemetery. Since the first year, he's gone from placing a handful of flags at his wife's graveside by himself, to placing 1,000 flags at the gravesides of Marines and their families throughout section 60 with a dozen volunteers today, Nov. 8, 2014. "The birthday is very special to our family," Burgess said. "Linda always made it a big day ... We remember our Marines, when you come out here on our birthday, every Marine has a flag.”

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  1. 21003341
    21003341 Nov 13, 2014

    Thank you LTC Burgess!!! I missed you by a week my father MSGT Russell Dalrymple United States Marine Corps (RET) Chosin Few Korea POW Japan Section 65 Grave 1000 CPL Mike Dalrymple United States Marine Corps 1972 / 1975

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