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Desktop Wallpaper: Memorial Day

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Arlington Cemetery Washington, DC

Monday, May 28, 2012, is Memorial Day in the United States. A day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

While the Memorial Day holiday in the United States is often celebrated as the first day of summer, its real purpose is to remind of us of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in military service. To that end, we have erected many monuments to their memory, several of which I have collected in this photo gallery of desktop wallpaper.

Keep in mind that these images are public domain, so many will not qualify as high resolution professional photographs. I have provided a link to the best, highest resolution available.

Click this link for the best, highest resolution image.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.