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Thursday, November 11, 2004

In Remembrance...

(The New York Times, Nov. 11, 2004)

Veteran's Day honors those who have served in the military - in peace, in war, at home and abroad, living and dead. Today is the 50th anniversary of the holiday renamed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 to "solemnly remember the sacrifices of those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom." Before 1954 the holiday was called Armistice Day.

Observation this year of Veterans Day comes as about 130,000 troops - 102,000 active military and 28,000 reserves - remain on duty in Iraq. As of yesterday, according to the Pentagon, 394 have died in war.

Read excerpts from among the final letters home of some soldiers who died there.


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