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Monday, May 31, 2010

Living American and Oklahoma History

The Honor Flight gathered in front of the Memorial building for a group shot.
Each of the pillars carries a state's name. 
That's the POW-MIA flag flying under Old Glory.
They gathered for photos under the Oklahoma pillar.
First stop at Arlington was at the U.S. Marine Memorial
They are always Marines.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
And the Changing of the Guard
Watched by our veterans.
And, across the green grass of Arlington, the graves of the well known
and not so well known. And the sound of Taps.

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