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Vets offer their view on Memorial Day

Published May 28, 2012 7:37 pm

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Veterans have a unique perspective on Memorial Day. They remember those who didn't come home, the reasons they went to war, the friends who survived and the ones still serving.

To commemorate this Memorial Day, veterans participating in the yearlong AmericanHomecomings project shared who or what will occupy their thoughts today. Go to AmericanHomecomings.com to hear them talk about sacrifice and duty and family.

As Utahn Jen Carver, who entered the Army after Sept. 11 puts it, "That's what Memorial Day is all about, remembering them and celebrating them and their lives and the things they did in honor of their country.

To share your own thoughts about Memorial Day, you can visit http://www.Facebook.com/AmericanHomecomings.