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Honorable Mention.......

Just thought this was worth posting as a reminder...

Thanks to those who gave their lives, to give us the lives we're able to lead...



Doug... 8)




International Picture of the Year. Here are two very touching photos honored.

First Place

Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac.

During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful: 'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home,' he said 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.'



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Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body 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 reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted.'





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That is very good Amen to everybody that is fighting right now.
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Thanks to all the guys and girls :!: I can't say it enough. God Bless
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thank you

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Thank you Doug,,,,,,,,,,,it brought tears to my eyes.

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Salute.

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X2 for the tears.....hats off to you too Doug for sharing that.

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My son left a few days ago to make his second tour.. (Army)

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Thank you Doug,,,,,,,,,,,it brought tears to my eyes.
x4 - Not a good thing to do while sitting at my desk at work.

Thanks Doug for posting.
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Thank you Doug.
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