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A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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Quote Quotes Quoted Quotation Quotations remberance day for those who leave never to return for those who return but are never the same we remember poppy poppies november vetrans

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Remembrance Day 11th November - to honour and remember all those who were affected, injured, or gave their lives in Service to their country - lest we forget...x

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from Tenerife Blogs : It's all a matter of perspective

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

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from NPR.org

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

"You can imagine how many times each of these men and women have heard a parent tell their child, 'Don't look. Don't stare at him. That's rude.' I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them." -photographer David Jay

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Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

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