Family members and friends come to Arlington West, find the cross for their fallen soldier, and leave remembrances on it. Some are written and are quite moving. The crosses are handmade and set up by volunteers from Veterans for Peace every Sunday at Santa Monica Pier. The remembrances are of course saved and accompany the cross whenever it is set up again.
This video was taken April 1, 2007. They used to have a cross for every US soldier killed until there were too many, so they now have 1,000 crosses to represent all of them.