Worth A Thousand Words: Solemn Salute

John Basilone Parade in Raritan, NJJoseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009. The parade, the largest military parade in the nation, honors Basilone, a Marine gunnery sergeant native and town native who received the Medal of Honor and Navy Cross for actions in Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima during World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton/Released)

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