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The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit color guard presents the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony outside city hall in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 9. Lieutenant Col. John R. O’Neal, commanding officer, 15th MEU, served as the keynote speaker during the ceremony, which included addresses by local leaders and a cake cutting celebration in honor of the Marine Corps’ 238th birthday. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)



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This work, Veterans Day [Image 4 of 5], by Cpl Emmanuel Ramos, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.09.2013

Date Posted:11.12.2013 16:41

Photo ID:1050927

VIRIN:131109-M-ST621-058

Resolution:4788x3528

Size:12.02 MB

Location:ANAHEIM, CA, USGlobe

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