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Joe Gromelski ©Stars and StripesWashington, D.C., November, 2007: Native American veterans march in a Veterans Day parade on Constitution Ave. in the nation's capital. A highlight of the annual events honoring those who served their nation in war and peace was a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at which keynote speaker retired Gen. Colin Powell said that the memorial's now-iconic Wall "came at a time when we desperately needed something to help heal a nation that had been deeply wounded by Vietnam and by other traumatic events in the 1960s and 1970s."

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2007 story about the Veterans Day events.

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