Ceremonies marking the Memorial Day, a day commemorating U.S. men and women who died while in the military service, were held on the Intrepid aircraft carrier here on Monday.
U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, the United States, May 25, 2009, marking the Memorial Day in the U.S..
New York Governor David Paterson and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took part in the Memorial Day service earlier in the day at the Intrepid, which has been turned into a sea, air and space museum.
It's the first time since 2006 that Memorial Day ceremonies have taken place on board the carrier, which just underwent a multi-million dollar makeover.
An observance was also attended by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier in the day at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park in Manhattan.
The mayor praised the countless veterans from the area, especially the 85 New Yorkers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the wars.