Veterans Day at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, 11 November, 2018. Photo: Erich Backes/U.S. Army

In typical veteran community fashion, hundreds of people showed up to two separate funerals last week for veterans who otherwise would have been buried alone.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade

There are few veterans who don’t know the name Hal Moore. The legendary and celebrated military commander, whose battlefield leadership and poise under fire at the battle of Ia Drang was captured in the 2002 film “We Were Soldiers,” passed away on Feb. 10, two days shy of his 95th birthday.

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Screenshot from YouTube video of the memorial service posted by Everett Montano.

Cadet Timothy Barber and his father Greg shared an infectious smile, buoyant optimism, dedication to service and love of flight.

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Amid reports last month of a Army National Guard member who treated funeral detail with depressing and offensive frivolity, the photo of the day is funeral detail done right: at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The military community, and really most people with eyes, took offense when a member of the Wisconsin National Guard posted photos on her Instagram account of her jovially posing with an empty flag-draped coffin with several other soldiers.

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