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Memorial Day - 2006

Rich Galen

Monday, May 29, 2006




The flag which flies proudly in front of Mullings Central to thank the brave American women and men of every generation.



The silent military ballet which goes on 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(Photo by Tom Mani)


"Generals and privates. Admirals and Seamen."












"Each headstone gets its own flag. Each flag, the same size."








"Nestled in a neat row among all the other white headstones next to it, in front of it, and behind it. Up hills and down swales."




Arlington National Cemetery on September 11, 2001.
The Pentagon burns in the background.


This is the coin of the Joint Psychological Operations Task Force commemorating the loss of five of its members.

The inscription reads: "We stand in the capitals of those who would do our citizens harm because of your selfless acts."



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