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Memorial unveiled in Boise for Vietnam War veterans

Memorial unveiled in Boise for Vietnam War veterans

However, they will be traveling in a bus around the city, stopping at veterans memorials along the way to lay wreaths and perform a 21-gun salute. Becker is a master-rated aviator, and served five tours of active duty, four in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.

"So I got discharged to California and I hitchhiked home", Ingersoll said.

"It's important that they realize it's in honor of not just those who died in war, but any veteran that died, to pay tribute to them", he said.

Only a handful of communities will this year remember those Americans who died while defending our nation. The first in World War I was Cpl. "They're gonna be able to be like, I'm glad I did what I did", Corral said.

"He gave himself freely, he gave his life freely. Remember, freedom isn't free", he said.

Richard Brennan, pastor of the Quinton Baptist Church, told the crowd that those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country "put themselves between us and those of evil intent".

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Boston's Xander Bogaerts was 1-for-4, extending his career-best hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active run in the majors. Donaldson put the Jays up 2-1 when he doubled in the third to drive in Ezequiel Carrera , who led off with a single.

Jackman also encouraged listeners to take time to visit private cemeteries and look for similar headstones and flags marking the places where other veterans are buried outside the national cemetery.

In part, that's because Kolby's mother, Katherine Miller, is an Air Force veteran from a military family.

"I have a lot of people I want to honor today", she said.

Master of ceremonies Mike Shimp, quartermaster of VFW Post 253, said the turnout was "just great".

From the formation of the National Association in 1871 through today, professional baseball players have served our country with honor and distinction.

The speeches ended, the 21-gun salute was sacked and the finale was about 20 musicians positioned around the lake so the mournful sound of "Taps "echoed across the water and the Garden of Stone, a term referring to the long, arrow-straight lines of white headstones marking veterans graves".

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