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Anyone who has ever debated politics on the internet has probably seen a photograph of a wounded soldier shooting a pistol while being hauled across a muddy battlefield on another soldier’s back. It looks like it was taken on the front lines of World War II. Usually, it’s accompanied by a caption mocking liberals, such as this one authored by conservative firebrand Kambree Kawahine Kao this Memorial Day: “THIS is what bravery looks like. Not someone refusing to stand for the National Anthem.”

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You've probably seen it by now, but President Donald Trump's Memorial Day tweet is one for the history books, insofar as it will forever be known as the worst sentiment to express on such a solemn day.

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Monday morning, thousands of people made their way to Arlington National Cemetery for the Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Many more will watched on TV.

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Dozens of volunteers from across western Illinois spent their holiday weekend scrubbing swastikas from more than 200 headstones across the Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Cemetery in  Glen Carbon, Illinois, ahead of the community's annual celebration of fallen service members, the New York Times reports.

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It's common knowledge that Secretary of Defense James Mattis embodies the humility and empathy we've come to expect from modern military leaders. He does laundry in the Pentagon basement, forgoes appearances on cable news, and praises the U.S. service members under his responsibility at every possible moment.

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