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11 Emotional Photos of Veterans That Will Make You Say Thank You

11 Emotional Photos of Veterans That Will Make You Say Thank You

By    |   Wednesday, 11 November 2015 08:15 AM

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U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945. Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

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2. Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, as he returns home from the Vietnam War, March 17, 1973. In the lead is Stirm's daughter Lori, 15; followed by son Robert, 14; daughter Cynthia, 11; wife Loretta and son Roger, 12. (AP Photo/Sal Veder)

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3. Jie Quan, second from right, of China, dips Juan Wang, also of China, as they pose for family members in front of the sculpture "Unconditional Surrender," Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in San Diego. The sculpture by Seward Johnson is inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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4. Army veteran Bernie Klemanek, of Mineral, Va., stops to salute his fallen comrades on Memorial Day during an early morning visit to "The Wall" at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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5. U.S. Army Georgia National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Smith, right, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, embraces Korean War veteran Jim Conway, 84, as military service members are asked to sing along to the Armed Services Medley during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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6. SPC John Dever of Chicago, Illinois, with Blackfoot Company 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment has Thanksgiving dinner while standing watch in a guard tower November 26, 2009 in Matakhan, Afghanistan. The soldiers of Blackfoot were served pre-packaged turkey breasts, cranberries, potatoes, stuffing, and pie. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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7. Alexander Reeves, 3, waves a flag as his sister Abby Reeves, 5 holds a sign for their father Kyle Reeves, of Coulterville, California, as about 120 soldiers from a California Army National Guard (CAARNG) Chinook helicopter unit return to Stockton after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)

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8. Scott Aksland, of Manteca, left, is handed his 4-month-old daughter Aurora from wife Jessica Aksland as he and about 120 soldiers from a California Army National Guard (CAARNG) Chinook helicopter unit return to Stockton, California, after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)

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9. This April 9, 2003, file photo shows Staff Sgt. Nick Popaditch of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment, smoking a cigar while standing on top of his tank, in downtown Baghdad in front of a statue of Saddam Hussein just before his unit helped tear it down. Popaditch, 42, who was blinded in one eye by a rocket-propelled grenade to the head in Fallujah announced Tuesday Nov. 10, 2009, he is running for Congress in California's most southern district. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)

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10. Bill Guarnere, 81, salutes from the front seat of an old car as he participates in the Veterans Day parade in Media, Pennsylvania. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. Guarnere was a member of the famed World War II Easy Company unit known as "The Band of Brothers." (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

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Maj. Brian Schapker hoists his jubilant son, Jeremy Schapker, to his shoulders during a homecoming ceremony at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. About 180 soldiers from the 4th I.D. were returning home from Afghanistan. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

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These 11 heartwarming, emotional, and touching photos of veterans will make you want to say thank you to those who sacrificed it all for our freedom.
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