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Honoring All Who Served, Veterans Day 2004 Click for hi-res image:  Charlie Company, The Old Guard, Full Honors Casket Team; Sgt. Robert Cornish, Spc. Andrew Johnson, Spc. Wayne Owens, Spc. Matthew Govea Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)  In 1943, this mathematician joined the U.S. Navy to help win World War II. In the Navy, Hopper developed computer programs and made other improvements that made computers easier for people to use. She was also the first to use the term “bug” for a computer glitch, after a moth found its way into her computer. She became the first woman to achieve the rank of rear admiral in the Navy and, in 1991, the first woman to receive the U.S. Medal of Technology. D-Day veterans Lt. Col. (Ret) Wayne Chase and Mr. Robert Shantz, 15th Troop Carrier Squadron, show their respects during a wreath laying ceremony at Montebourg, France on June 5, 2004.  This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion during World War II.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wayne Clark)
1st Lt. Alisonl from the 376th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, flew an all-female KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling mission over Afghanistan on Jan. 31.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Elizabeth Ortiz)U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Kelley, from Sanford, Maine stands watch at a guard post at Camp Patriot. Mosher is a member of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines which are forward deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson (VIRIN: 030224-N-5362A-016).Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Trevor G. Thuman, 22  smiles after receiving chevrons during a promotion ceremony at Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq, May 5.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Veronika TuskowskiChief Signalman Nelfreed McCay, from Pageland, South Carolina, salutes as the bugler plays "TAPS" during a sunset interment service in honor of former President Ronald Reagan in Simi Valley, Calif., June 11, 2004. The observance concluded weeklong state funeral services for Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States who passed away on June 5, 2004. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson) VIRIN: 040611-N-5362A-050Midshipman First Class Maia Molina-Schaefer.   Photo by Rudi Williams
The President
“Americans live in freedom because of our veterans' courage, dedication to duty, and love of country.
The Defense Secretary
“To those on guard today, and to the veterans of every war on whose shoulders they stand -- the living, the departed, and the missing -- you have our deepest gratitude for your service and your sacrifice. ”
The Chairman
“Today, the proud men and women of our Armed Forces are once again engaged in a global struggle against those who threaten our way of life. At every turn, they demonstrate our firm resolve and serve notice to terrorists that we will succeed. ”
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Veterans rally at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2004. AFPS photo by Samantha Quigley
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