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Then & Now

180px-Kissing_the_War_Goodbye One Edith Shain wrote to Eisenstaedt in the late 1970s claiming to be the woman in the picture.[7] Shain was working at Doctor's Hospital in New York City when she and a friend heard on the radio that World War II had ended. They went to Times Square where all the celebrating was and as soon as she got off the subway, the sailor grabbed and kissed her. She thought she might as well let him kiss her since he fought for her in war. Shain did not tell the world who she was until many years later when she wrote Eisenstaedt a letter. Subsequently they became very good friends.

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Happy Memorial Day-Maj Pain

Thank you that went before us and made this country proud. You are not forgotten.

I’m attending the DC Memorial Parade and visiting Arlington and friends there. Say hi if you see me.

Semper Fidelis and God Bless America

Repatriation service honors six Vietnam War casualties-Never Forget


Repatriation service honors six Vietnam War casualties 

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5/20/2009  By

Cpl. Scott Schmidt,

Headquarters Marine Corps 

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A throng of family members and Marine veterans gathered amidst the white grave markers of Arlington National Cemetery to remember the service and sacrifice of six Vietnam War casualties May 14.

After 41 years, the remains of the six Marines killed in Vietnam have been identified and repatriated.

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National Memorial Day Parade

National Memorial Day Parade. It will take place on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 2:00PM on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets NW. The parade has been going on since it was re-established in 2005 after a 70 year hiatus in our nation's capital.

It is the largest Memorial Day Celebration in America and will have more the 250,000 in attendance honoring those who have served and sacrificed. There will be marching bands, veterans units, and uniformed military personnel from around the country. The parade will also feature a special tribute to the U.S. Navy, and include Navy vet and Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine, fellow actors and veterans' supporters Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, and music star Lee Greenwood.  Also participating is Edith Shain, the nurse from the famous World War II “V-J Day in Times Square” kiss photograph. For more information, visit www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com.