Americans mark Memorial Day 2011 as presented by: Sacramento Bee

Americans from Washington to California marked Memorial Day with parades, barbecues and somber moments of reflection. Here's a look at some of the images from the Memorial Day events. Mayor Lisa Doring prays over the grave of her husband Nathanael J. Doring in section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, his birthday, Monday, May 30, 2011. Juan Torres, 60, of Kaufman, Texas, salutes the grave of Ernest L. Torres at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in observance of Memorial Day on May 30, 2011. Ernest was his mother's uncle. Juan was in the Army. Pearl Harbor survivor Maynard Hoffman,93, of Bremerton salutes during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, Wash., during a Memorial Day service, Monday, May 30, 2011. He was a major in the Marine Corps from 1935-78.

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