Angela Keller, 92, leads the reciting of the “Pledge of Allegiance” during the “fallen hero” ceremony held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the intersection of Hingham and Webster streets in Rockland. The intersection was named Pfc. James M. Keller Square to honor her son James, who was killed in Vietnam in 1970. GARY HIGGINS/The Patriot Ledger
It’s been 11 years since that September morning when war was brought to our shores from an ocean and a desert away. This is a day to remember the lives and legacies of the nearly 3,000 people who died, some victims, others heroes, and the families and country they left behind. O'Mahoney cartoon.
Laurie Hayes collects the bunting that had draped a sign naming the Broad Street Bridge in Bridgewater for her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin T. Preach, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. A dedication ceremony was held Sunday. Emily J. Reynolds/The Enterprise
A first wave beach battalion Ducks lays low under the fire of Nazi guns on the beach of southern France on D-Day, June 6, 1944 during World War II. One invader operates a walkie talkie radio directing other landing craft to the safest spots for unloading their parties of fighting men. Associated Press
E4 Jonathan Correia HOMETOWN: Brockton MILITARY BRANCH: Air Force SERVICE: Two years FROM THE HEART: “He's such an amazing role model for the young boys in my family. There are many ‘boys’ around but I lucked out and happened to find a man! And the best one out there! I am so grateful that I am the girl he choose to go through the experience with, and I will always stand by him!” Submitted by his girlfriend Amber Smith