Nellie Bagley embraces Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., in May. In 2006, Bagley's son Jose's Humvee was hit by a grenade — and now he can't talk, walk, eat or move most of his body. But Bagley has fought for his rights and for resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Chad J. McNeeley/Department of Defense hide caption

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The collection plate and a plate of dog treats makes the rounds after the Sunday services at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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