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WWII Veterans Visit National Memorial

A crowd cheers and welcomes a World War II veteran from Fayetteville, Ga., as he and more than 60 fellow veterans arrive at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The veterans were part of an Honor Flight, which provides free trips for the former servicemembers to see the World War II National Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.



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This work, WWII Veterans Visit National Memorial [Image 5 of 6], by SSG Shawn Miller, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.15.2010

Date Posted:09.15.2010 22:38

Photo ID:319201

VIRIN:100915-A-#####-058

Resolution:4052x2844

Size:6.54 MB

Location:WASHINGTON, DC, USGlobe

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