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    Such a moving picture. It was taken 2 days after she was told her husband of 5 years had died in combat.

    :((

    sorrow........It happens far more often than we care to think about: American soldiers coming home in flag-draped coffins to mourning loved ones, but an AP photographer was there to grab this particular heartbreaking scene. Here, Ashley Edens is seen collapsing on the coffin of her late 22-year-old husband Army Spc. Jason K. Edens as his body arrived in Nashville, TN

    yup.

    i will cry everytime i see this....The night before the burial of her husband, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to him for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that would have been played at a formal wedding they never held. She asked the Marines to continue standing watch. "I think that's what he would have wanted," she said.

    More than just a photograph. So powerful.

    this breaks my heart

    This is precious and breaks my heart all at the same time.

    Freedom is not "free". Thank a soldier!

    Thank you for your service!..j

    Melissa Stockwell is a retired US Army First Lieutenant. she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She subsequently became the first Iraq veteran chosen for the Paralympics and competed in swimming. She works as a prosthetist and has been on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project since 2005.

    Freedom isn't free..

    Support out troops :)

    When all of Washington DC closes - our military still gives their all! At the tomb of the unknown soldier. THANK YOU!

    Prayer

    amazing...The only person standing is the man in the wheelchair!

    You don't have to agree with war to be grateful for the sacrifices of our military.

    A good way to give awareness to PTSD! God Bless our troops and their families that live everyday in fear from this and to all of our soldiers, Marines, airmen, navy personal, and National Guards men and women stationed all around the world. Thank you!!

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    Victory Day (9 May) " Victory Day, as he was far from us, As in the fire melted extinct coal. There were miles, charred in the dust - This day we were approaching as they could. Chorus: This Victory Day Smell of gunpowder, This holiday With graying at the temples. It is a joy With tears in his eyes. Days and nights in open-hearth furnaces Our homeland is not closed eyes. Days and nights of hard fought battle -This day we were approaching as they could.