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Four-year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn't want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much so, that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn't let go. No one had the heart to pull her away. (www.nbcphiladelphia.com)

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Sacrifice.

For those I love, I will sacrifice..

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The emotional repercussions of War…

The emotional repercussions of War…they all have sad eyes

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Alis Volat Propriis

Our story proves this couldn't be more true <3

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The Pentagon’s Best Photographers

From the 2011 Military Photographer of the Year competition. Former Senior Airman Brian Kolfage holds his wife, Ashley, on his lap as the couple looks out over the water on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Kolfage is the most injured surviving Airman from any war.

we love our Soldiers! I was 19 when my dad went and came back from Iraq...this is how I picture myself when he came back. Forever Daddy's little girl!

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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Sometimes you have to be strong, even when your whole world just fell apart. Support our troops.

These coming home from the war photos tear at my heart. To all of our military, past, present and future, we thank you so much for your service. This photo is so poignant because it reminds me of a father greeting his son knowing full well what he has been through because he also went to war, most likely in Vietnam. -kjk

It may be your right to STAND for the Pledge, but before you decide, let me introduce you to someone who can SIT because he defended that right......It’s not to force people into doing things that they don’t want to, it’s to give them the option to do something they want to. "Think different." -Apple