Memorial Day 2013

Americans who died in defense of their country and our freedoms are remembered in ceremonies across the nation.

Gary Witt, a two-time Purple Heart recipient for his service in Vietnam during 1968-69 with the Marines, remains at Monument Terrace following the Memorial Day observance to converse with people in the crowd Monday, May 27, 2013 in Lynchburg, Va.  (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Sam O'Keefe\)

Gary Witt, a two-time Purple Heart recipient for his service in Vietnam during 1968-69 with the Marines, remains at Monument Terrace following the Memorial Day observance to converse with people in the crowd Monday, May 27, 2013 in Lynchburg, Va. (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Sam O'Keefe\)

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