The Most Touching Photos Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day.

The Most Touching Photos Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day.

Memorial Day and Memorial Long Weekend celebrations are filled with festivities, beach getaways, outdoor entertaining, BBQs, shopping and more. As we get caught up in the celebrations, let's not forget the reason for this holiday dedicated to the memory of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Read on to see the most touching photos of those who celebrated Memorial Day by honoring the veterans and those who lost their lives in service.

A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. (Getty Images / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI)

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A young boy looks at a wall with engraved names of soldiers who fell during World War II at the Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio in the Philippine capital Manila on May 27, 2012. (Getty Images / NOEL CELIS)


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. (AP / Carolyn Kaster)


A wreath at the grave of an unknown Union soldier who died during the Civil War. (Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)


Mackenzie Griffith, 3, decorates a grave with a flag in honor of Memorial Day. (AP / Mindy Schauer)


John Ryan, of Oriskady, N.Y., places roses at the grave of a soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP / Cliff Owen)


Donald Stewart, of Somerset, N.J., stands next to his wife, Betty Stewart, at the grave of her son, U.S. Navy veteran Twain S. Bryant. (AP / Mel Evans )


Tom Azuma pays respects to the grave of his foster father Eric Norton. (AP / Jeff Roberts)


Camp mentor Billy Marlow and Ian Crowell, 7, who's father MSG Thomas Crowell was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, visit the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Getty Images / John Moore)


(Getty Images / NOEL CELIS)


US Air Force Major Terry Dutcher lays at the grave of her son, US Army Cpl. Michael Avery Pursell. (Getty Images / AFP)


Soldiers pass the grave of US Army Lt. Thomas Brown, who served in Iraq and died in 2008. (Getty Images / AFP)

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