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Veteran’s Day 2017

11 November 2017

“…those individuals that make up the greater sum that is the military.”—Stacy Pearsall, photographer (USAF retired).

The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard—DoD photo by EJ Hersom

U.S. Marines pass in review during the Marine Corps Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial—DoD photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler USMC

Soldiers of Delta Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), finish folding a flag during the interment of Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., commander, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Apr. 17. After 62 years of being classified as “Killed in Action body not recovered,” Faith Jr.’s remains were found near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by a field recovery team. His remains were identified through DNA and reported to the public by Defense Prisoner Of War/Missing Personnel Office on 11 Oct. 2012—U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.

 

U.S. Army Soldiers with Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) lead the caisson of Air Force Maj. Perry Henry Jefferson to his final resting spot in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., 3 April 2008. Jefferson, who went missing in action in Vietnam 39 years ago, was an intelligence officer with the Colorado Air National Guard’s 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron. More than 150 people attended Jefferson’s service to watch Colorado’s last reported Vietnam-era MIA service member be laid to rest—U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf

A bugler from the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” plays taps at the burial service 28 Jan. 2009, in Arlington National Cemetery for former Sgt. Maj. of the Army William G. Bainbridge—DoD image

Spc. Jacob Davenport, Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), walks his 21 steps as the snow falls at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. “Through the years of diligence and praise 
and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence
to the best of my ability.” As stated in the Sentinel’s creed—U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 November 2017 11:12

    Leonard Cohen recites the iconic poem by Maj. John McRae, MD: In Flanders Fields

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      11 November 2017 14:39

      Thank you again. Is there any better?

  2. shortfinals permalink
    11 November 2017 15:04

    ‘All Gave Some, Some Gave All’

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      11 November 2017 16:33

      Sadly and thankfully all too true.

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