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Please meet Landon... His dad, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter (27) made the ultimate sacrifice on February 19, 2011 while serving with the 3/8 in Afghanistan ... a month before his son was born.  Photo by Maricia with Inara Studios - April 1, 2011Everyday at least one photo about a troop, troops, veterans, patriots, event, noble effort, and/or another expression of American pride will be listed and will remain within the revolving archive for several weeks.Houston, TX - Meet newborn Charlie Ryan Pearsall sleeping on his daddy's Army uniform jacket and next to his daddy's extra set of dog tags on June 23, 2012 . . . just four days after his mommy, Brandy, delivered him into his new world . . . and while his daddy, Army Cpl. Jeffrey Pearsall was in Afghanistan. Charlie's daddy missed seeing his birth online due to a communication blackout for all Forward Operating Bases that day in response to a fellow soldier being killed at another base. Photo courtesy of Charlie's proud parents and taken by Anthony-Lynn Photography
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November 21, 2017 - The Tomb of Remembrance in Section 72 of Arlington National Cemetery is exclusively for the placement of portions of cremated remains of deceased active duty members of the Armed Forces eligible for interment. The Tomb of Remembrance serves as an alternative to Department of Defense directed retirement at sea. Surrounded by Cherry and Black Gum trees, the Tomb of Remembrance has an inscription which reads: "Here We Remember Those Who Have Laid So Costly A Sacrifice Upon The Altar Of Freedom." - Abraham Lincoln. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)
12/18/17

The Tomb of Remembrance in Arlington National Cemetery is exclusively for the placement of portions of cremated remains of deceased active duty members.
December 16, 2017 - Wreaths on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia across the Potomac river from Washington, D.C. that were placed by troops, veterans, and volunteers to honor fallen heroes during National Wreaths Across America Day. National Wreaths Across America Day is an annual event coordinated by the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America where more than 50 thousand volunteers placed remembrance wreath on over 240 thousand tombstones. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from DoD photo by Walter Reeves)
12/17/17

Wreaths on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery placed by troops, veterans and volunteers to honor fallen heroes during National Wreaths Across America Day.
December 14, 2017 - Soldiers assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provide support for a Department of the Army retirement ceremony at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. During the ceremony over 25 Soldiers assigned to the Military District of Washington/ Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region retired after more than 500 years of combined service to the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. George Huley)
12/16/17

Soldiers assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provide support for a Department of the Army retirement ceremony.
November 26, 2017 - First Lady Melania Trump examines the Christmas lighting decorations along the State Floor of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
12/15/17

First Lady Melania Trump examines the Christmas lighting decorations along the State Floor of the White House.
  December 5, 2017 - Santa Claus with his Coast Guard elves and the Jayhawk "reindeer" at the Danger Bay, Kodiak Island runway before taking off in return to Kodiak, Alaska. Santa to the Villages is a time-honored tradition where Santa and elves deliver toys to the remote Kodiak Island villages by Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crews. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen)
12/14/17

Santa Claus with his Coast Guard elves and the Jayhawk "reindeer" at the Danger Bay, Kodiak Island runway before taking off in return to Kodiak, Alaska.
December 9, 2017 - Santa poses with the crew of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron on the flightline at Moody Air Force Base, GA. Every year Santa makes his grand entrance by helicopter to attend the 23d Maintenance Group and 347th Rescue Group holiday party, where he poses for photos with children and listens to Christmas wish lists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
12/13/17

Santa with the crew of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron on the flightline at Moody Air Force Base, GA.
November 7, 2017 - The must see Hughes Brothers Show in Branson, Missouri ... is very family-oriented that all age audiences should thoroughly enjoy ... as it involves the brothers' wives and children ... that even includes a little one playing baby Jesus in a touching scene with Santa paying his solemn praise ... during its faith inspiring very entertaining Christmas show! (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)
12/12/17

 Hughes Brothers Christmas Show in Branson, Missouri is for all ages and involves the brothers' wives and children, even a little one playing baby Jesus.
December 6, 2017 - Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 recovers the towing hawser aboard MKVI patrol boat during towing exercise as part of unit level training conducted by CRS 3 command training team. CRS provides a core capability to defend designated high value assets throughout the green and blue-water environment and providing deployable Adaptive Force Packages worldwide in an integrated, joint and combined theater of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal Jr.)
12/11/17

Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 recovers the towing hawser aboard MKVI patrol boat.
December 6, 2017 - A U.S. Marine attending a Marine Corps Instructor Course of Water Survival (MCIWS) carries a simulated victim to the end point of an open water rescue at Davie Point Beach, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. MCIWS gives Marines and Sailors the necessary skills to respond to emergency situations in aquatic environments, and allows them to oversee annual swim qualifications. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)
12/10/17

A Marine attending a Marine Corps Instructor Course of Water Survival carries a simulated victim to the end point of an open water rescue.
   November 30, 2017 - The 2017 National Christmas Tree with the White House in the background shortly after its lighting by First Lady Melania Trump with President Donald J. Trump introducing her at the end of his remarks including the ones below. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
12/09/17

The 2017 National Christmas Tree with the White House in the background shortly after its lighting by First Lady Melania Trump with President Donald Trump.
December 7, 2017 - Pearl Harbor survivors, military members and guests render honors for the presentation of colors during the 76th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The 76th commemoration, co-hosted by the U.S. Military, the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii, provided veterans, family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present, as well as throughout the Pacific theater. Since the attacks, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Somers Steelman)
12/08/17

Pearl Harbor survivors and guests render honors for the presentation of colors during the 76th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu at JBPHH.
December 5, 2017 - Rear Adm. James Waters, U.S. Pacific Fleet Director of Maritime Headquarters, left, Maryan St.Claire, daughter of Machinist Mate 1st Class Estellee Birdsell, center, and Jacqueline Ashwell, superintendent, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, National Park Service deliver the ashes of Estellee Birdsell, a Pearl Harbor survivor, to divers during an interment ceremony on board the USS Arizona Memorial as part of the 76th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The 76th commemoration, co-hosted by the U.S. Military, the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii, provided veterans, family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present Dec. 7, 1941, as well as throughout the Pacific theater. Since the attacks, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phillip Pavlovich)
12/07/17

World War II Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor Attack survivor Estellee Birdsell's interment ceremony on board the USS Arizona Memorial.
December 4, 2017 - Soldiers from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), row a zodiac across American Lake to participate in an endurance challenge for Menton week. Menton week celebrates the 1st Special Forces Group heritage, as its predecessor was the First Special Service Force, which disbanded in Menton, France at the end of World War II on Dec. 5, 1944. The unit, commonly refereed to as the "Devils Brigade," is credited with a distinguished record of unconventional operations behind enemy lines. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Garret Smith)
12/06/17

Soldiers from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), row a zodiac across American Lake to participate in an endurance challenge for Menton week in France.
November 6, 2017 - Scenes of the must see very entertaining Presleys' Country Jubilee in Branson, Missouri during the city's annual Veterans Week, the largest tribute to military veterans in the USA. (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)
12/05/17

Scenes of the must see very entertaining Presleys' Country Jubilee in Branson, Missouri during the city's annual Veterans Week.
November 26, 2017 - A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach medevacs a 26-year-old man from a 27-foot dive boat, Reel Cowboy, 31 miles west of Naples, Florida. The Coast Guard, in partnership with Fort Myers Beach Fire rescue, transported the man to shore where an ambulance awaited. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)
12/04/17

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach medevacs a 26-year-old man.
November 29, 2017 - Recipients of the Purple Heart medal gather in front of the newly unveiled Purple Heart memorial at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to service members wounded or killed during combat while serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton)
12/03/17

Recipients of the Purple Heart medal gather in front of the newly unveiled Purple Heart memorial at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, NC.
 November 29, 2017 - Members of the AC-130U Gunship aircrew known as "Spooky 43" received the Mackay Trophy in Arlington, VA for the most meritorious U.S. Air Force flight in 2016 ... providing close air support and armed reconnaissance for a 55-man combined American and Afghan special operations team conducting a raid to interdict insurgent command and control nodes, senior leadership, and their networks. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Wood stand with the honored airmen with trophy int center. The Mackay Trophy was first awarded in 1912. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
12/02/17

Members of the AC-130U Gunship aircrew known as "Spooky 43" received the MacKay Trophy in Arlington, VA for the most meritorious U.S. Air Force flight in 2016.
November 29, 2017 - U.S. Navy Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and prepare to render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the Pacific Ocean. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emily Johnston)
12/01/17

Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and prepare to render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship departs.
November 18, 2017 - Gunnery Sergeant Michael Bright, the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Jacksonville Beach, Recruiting Station Jacksonville, 6th Marine Corps District, judges Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students during a drill meet at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Mandarin High School hosted multiple schools from around the area to compete in close-quarters drill. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Tony Simmons)
11/30/17

USMC Gunnery Sergeant Michael Brigh judges Navy JROTC students during a drill meet at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, FL.
November 28, 2017 - U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade (LI) Commander Col. Shawn Schuldt (second left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Octavia Greaves-Egyinam (third left), along with brigade and garrison BOSS representatives, show off just part of the "Mountain of Toys" the Muleskinners brigade collected in donations for Fort Drum children. Schuldt and Greaves-Egyinam led the brigade in a 5-mile ruck march to donate hundreds of toys and nonperishable food items to the initiative. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Liane Schmersahl)
11/29/17

Soldiers show off just part of the "Mountain of Toys" the Muleskinners brigade collected in donations for Fort Drum children.

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