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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Customers and staff at the Tastee Diner in Bethesda, Md., say "sailboat sandwiches" are the way to go. Alice Winkler/NPR hide caption

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Rolled up cornucopia sponge-cake dessert Emily Ochsenschlager/NPR hide caption

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Sofia Henriquez, 76, celebrates after scoring in the Wii bowling competition. In addition to singing and dancing during the game, she cheered on her teammates with a noisemaker crafted from a soda bottle filled with pebbles. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Zack Halander hugs his stuffed "Daddy doll." Courtesy the Halander family hide caption

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The Massillon marching band goes wild during the big game. David Deal for NPR hide caption

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Rosario Lucero poses by small memorial for her son Marcelo, at her home in Gualaceo, Ecuador. Ana P. Gutierrez/Newsday hide caption

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A 1920s postcard of the Euclid Square Garage in Cleveland. Courtesy of the Walter Leedy Postcard Collection, Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library hide caption

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