(Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Fort Myer, Va., May 20, 2014: A member of the Old Guard holds onto three horses hooked up to caissons as other service members bring out additional horses. The horses, caissons and empty caskets would eventually leave Fort Myer and head over to Arlington National Cemetery to conduct funerals for the day.

For an up-close look at the horse stables for Arlington National Cemetery’s Caisson Platoon, check out the story and additional photos by Stars and Stripes reporters Meredith Tibbetts and Rick Vasquez.

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