Memorial Day 2012 / by Modern Richmond

© Jasper Johns - Whitney Museum of American Art

Memorial Day weekend has become the de facto kick off to summer, and MRT is looking forward to the season. (Modern sand castles, anyone)? With that said, let's first take a moment and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of all those, past and present, who have served in the armed forces.  

Slate Magazine's daily photo feature has a typically great set from Magnum entitled "The Military at Rest."

© Dennis Stock - Magnum Photos

Head over to Virginia's website for tips on just a few of the many important sites you can visit throughout the state.  Closer to home, you can pay your respects and enjoy the fine architecture at the Virginia War Memorial.

© P. Kevin Morley - Times-Dispatch