U.S. soldiers marked Memorial Day in Iraq and Afghanistan with solemn flag-raising ceremonies, candlelight vigils, and prayer. In Iraq, where about 46,000 soldiers still remain, 100 people gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, holding candles as Black Hawk helicopters swarmed overhead. In Afghanistan, where about 94,000 soldiers are stationed and where 1,400 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of the war there, troops raised flags in honor of the fallen. President Obama is scheduled to give an address on Memorial Day.
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