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United States Marine Captain Wesley S. Jagoe [cq] salutes during the playing of the National Anthem above a row of wheel chairs used to assist a group of World War II  veterans as they arrive for the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR
United States Marine Captain Wesley S. Jagoe [cq] salutes during the playing of the National Anthem above a row of wheel chairs used to assist a group of World War II veterans as they arrive for the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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