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Today, for National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we honor the sacrifice of service members who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action.
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Photo: ARLINGTON, Va. (Dec. 15, 2012) Ensign Samantha Diggs and Ensign Lorna Chandler, assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, place wreaths on veterans' tombstone during the 2012 Wreaths Across America event at the Arlington National Cemetery. More than 100,000 wreaths were placed on tombstones to honor fallen Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller/Released)

Ensign Samantha Diggs and Ensign Lorna Chandler place wreaths on veterans’ tombstone during the 2012 Wreaths Across America event at the Arlington National Cemetery.
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A section of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., shows a fraction of the 110,000 wreaths placed at the graves of fallen service members during Wreaths Across America, Dec. 15, 2012. DOD photo by EJ Hersom

I ventured out this weekend with my daughter in tow for the annual Wreaths Across America program at Arlington National Cemetery and was immediately struck by what this meant to my daughter.
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Video from Regional Command Southwest Soldiers from the 375th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gathered to honor five fallen soldiers December 10th at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province.  During the ceremony, the soldiers were remembered with a laying of holiday wreaths.  This ceremony …
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