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Honoring Those Who Died

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A wreath honoring all service men and women in the United States Air Force sits beneath the Memorial in Arlington.

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The Honor Guard Color Team of the United States Air Force prepares to present the colors.

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Kartik Venkatraman, a representative from the Stories of Service Organization ( www.stories-of-service.org ) welcomes the students who came to Washington and Arlington for Memorial Day and tells the story of the mission of the project. Connect with the Veterans who are around you, gather their stories and submit them so that they will be remembered.

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Remembering John Buecheler. A U.S. Air Force pilot in the Air Corps during World War II, Buecheler served this country as a bomber over Germany.

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Pat Robles, also of the U.S. Air Force and the Air Corp during World War II is represented by a student participating in the Stories of Service project.

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Mr. Jon Hake, Military and Government Relations Director of the Air Force Sergeants Association.

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Mrs. Juanita Harris, the wife of a deceased Tuskegee Airman, presents a wreath at the Air Force Memorial.

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The wreath remembering all Air Force personnel that have dies is presented and place in the center of memorial.

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Lolete Barlow wrote a poem after attending the dedication of the U.S. Air Force Memorial and recited it at Monday mornings ceremony.

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The flags fly high in the wind at the newly created service memorial overlooking the Pentagon.

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Students from around the country participating in the Stories of Service pose for a moment at the transom in the Air Force Memorial before heading down to the Mall for the annual parade.

The Air Force Association with the Air Force Sergeants Association held a wreath laying ceremony at the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington on Memorial Day morning at 9 a.m.