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    Stephanie Montgomery of Atlanta, Georgia, lies on the ground while visiting her brother's grave, Army Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Montgomery, 29, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 28, 2012. Sgt. Montgomery died January 20 at Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Memorial Day 2012....Karen Clarkson at the Grave of her Son; Sgt Joel Clarkson, in Arlington Nat'l Cemetery.

    My name is Melissa Jarboe, Im the widow of SSG Jamie Jarboe, who was shot in the Zhari District of Afghanistan on April 10, 2011. We were able to spend 11 more months in seven different hospitals as husband & wife, he endured 120 surgeries & surgical procedures, he died 19 times before he took his final breath on March 21, 2012, one of his final wishes was simple.. "Take care of my soldiers" he whispered a few days before he died.

    Wyatt McCain, 8, from North Pole, Alaska, looks upon his father's grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Va. His dad, Army SFC Johnathan McCain, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2011.

    People grieve at a gravesite in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

    Ashley Edens is seen with the coffin of her late 22-year-old husband Army Spc. Jason K. Edens -- a special thank you to our military who sacrifice everything!

    Being a soldier . . .

    Modern Medicine and War - William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast. His body shattered, one lung collapsed, the Marine lance corporal was nearly given up for dead after that 2010 Afghanistan firefight. Then he spent 2½ years in a hospital as doctors worked to rebuild his body Full Article:

    We can Post pics of Flags, and quotes all day long.... but none have as much meaning as your best friend, and a brother to American Strong consoling his Marine brother - for their losses during their last deployment. All While he was not yet able to walk after an IED blast took one leg, and having to rebuild another - this here is the reality of what our HEROES are going through. thank you brother for your sacrifice. it will NEVER be forgotten...... www.AmericanStron... #provestra

    What respect looks like.

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    Just Back from Afghanistan, Soldier Surprises Daughter At The Pumpkin Patch. This is precious

    Dog tags hanging in memorial garden for fallen soldiers in Afghanistan #dogtags #Boston #k2yhe

    What a beautiful soldier. Women in the military. Women in law enforcement, you see it and know...We value every life male or female. Soldiers and protectors of the world. Respect & be respected.

    MARINES...ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL this came at the worst moment to my fallen brother and friend you will be missed.

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Fall, a Military Working Dog handler, carries his dog, Glenn, through a ditch at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2012. Glenn is a Patrol Explosive Detection dog and together they are working on their validation prior to deploying to a forward operating gase to work with ground forces seeking out IEDs on combat foot patrols.(Photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Hudson)

    He lost his dad (SFC Benjamin Wise) in Afghanistan on Jan 15th. His mother took this photo. Can the politicians please bring our soldiers home!!!!

    Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid conditions.

    To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

    Soldier who died in Afghanistan left this note for his daughter...

    Soldier's heartbreaking goodbye letter to his wife and daughter from beyond the grave after he dies in Afghanistan