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Veterans, We Thank You

On a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, just before Veteran's Day, North Carolina military vets pause for a souvenir photo under their home state's ornamental pillar, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. From left are: Donald Davis of Erwin, N.C., William Kirksey of Falcon, N.C, and Carroll Byrd of Dunn, N.C. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo hide caption

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It's Veterans Day 2010, a time  to thank all the men and women who answered the call to serve the nation, often in harm's way.

While the policies that resulted in their deployments abroad may have been debated, sometimes fiercely, there's shared appreciation for the sacrifices of those who have worn the nation's uniform.