On this Memorial Day, many Americans are taking time to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives for their country.
The fallen were honored in many places this weekend, including Minnesota. Family members placed poppies at the 308 crosses at the cemetery at Fort Snelling.
In Afghanistan, it was the soldiers themselves who paid special tribute to their brothers- and sisters-in-arms.
A candle light ceremony at dawn recognized those killed since combat began almost 10 years ago.
Maj. Erica Iverson, in Kabul, Afghanistan, said it was important for them to remember their comrades.
"What we're doing here tonight, we're here to recognize them so that they know that their legacy is remembered and not forgotten," Iverson said.
More than 1,400 soldiers have lost their lives since fighting began in Afghanistan.