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Veterans Day 2014

11 November 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Fallujah 09 Nov 2004. An unidentified Marine and Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Shane (center) recover a fatally wounded Marine. Shane was wounded moments later. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri.

Fallujah 09 Nov 2004. An unidentified Marine and Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Shane (center) recovering a fatally wounded Marine while under fire with Shane wounded just moments after this photo was taken — U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri

Here we are at another Veterans Day where most of us welcome a day of sales or, perhaps, a day off of work. Only a few percent of our population in the U.S. have connection with military service with the vast majority neatly isolated from its dedication, professionalism, danger, and vast distances between loved ones. Enjoy the holiday, it is natural to do of course,  but recall those who serve in the military today and give thanks.

Seabees at a memorial for seven fellow Seabees killed in combat in Fallujah between 30 April and 2 May in 2004. Rifles on bayonets and tools on boots — U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Eric Powell.

Seabees at a memorial for seven fellow Seabees killed in combat in Fallujah between 30 April and 2 May in 2004. Rifles on bayonets and tools on boots — U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Eric Powell

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