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President Obama speaks to troops on Bagram Air Field

President Barack Obama proclaims Nov. 11, Veterans Day, reminding American citizens that responsibilities to vets will always endure.
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Photo: Martin L. Paulson, a World War II veteran, stands by the I Corps Honor Guard during an award ceremony in Westport, Wash., Aug. 30, 2013, where he was presented the Bronze Star Medal for his actions during the assault and capture of Okinawa, Japan, in 1945. The award came after Gail L. Furford discovered letters from Paulson written to his sister during his time in Okinawa. After reading the letters, Furford felt that Paulson deserved of recognition for his heroic actions 68 years after the battle. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Miriam Espinoza Torres/Released)

For Martin L. Paulson, a World War II veteran who fought in the 1945 assault and capture of Okinawa, Japan, receiving an award for his service is an experience he’ll never forget.
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Dr. Jill Biden joined Senate spouses and White House interns to help volunteers put together “warrior care packs.”
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Photo: Today Army Captain William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony.

Today, the U.S. Army will induct it’s newest Medal of Honor recipient, former Capt. William D. Swenson into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.
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Today, former U.S. Army Capt. William D. Swenson is presented the Medal of Honor for actions in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009.
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