Nation honors veterans on Memorial Day

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Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, observes Memorial Day by reading a letter written by an American soldier to his family before he died earlier this year, at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

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