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Salute, at last

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on April 19, 2013 1:46 PM

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Retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry gives the keynote address.

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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bruce Maslin salutes the flag while the anthem plays during the opening ceremony of The Wall That Heals. Maslin served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.

A 68-year-old woman falls to her knees -- tears streaming down her face as she, moments later, extends her hand toward a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But before Mary Whitley's fingertips made contact with the panel that...

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