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Veterans Day 2012 - Honoring our Nation's Veterans - 11.11.12

Nov. 11, 2012
DOD graphic by Marvin Gonzales
Since our nation's founding, brave young Americans from every generation have answered the call to serve in uniform and put their lives on the line to defend this country. Today, we honor all of those who’ve added new chapters to that very proud legacy of selflessness and sacrifice.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Nov. 11, 2012
DOD graphic by Marvin Gonzales

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