“THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE walked the cemetery’s solemn grounds, many bearing roses and small American flags. Some waited to see the president’s tribute, and others sought out quiet remembrances at grave sites.

“Many spoke of the importance of not forgetting.”

So writes Donna St. George today from Arlington National Cemetery, where President Obama paid tribute — “We must remember our countrymen are still serving, still fighting, still putting their lives on the lines for us,” he said — and placed a wreath near the Tomb of the Unknowns.

And on page and screen, America’s cartoonists, too, saluted the nation’s fallen fighters for Memorial Day.

Here are several samples, as Comic Riffs offers our heartfelt thanks and gratitude.


(RICK McKEE / Augusta Chronicle /.)


(NATE BEELER / Columbus Dispatch /.)

(RANDY BISH / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review /.)

(JEFF PARKER / Florida Today /. )