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May 24 2007 at 8:59 PM

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Veterans Encouraged to Wear Military Medals on Memorial Day

To show their pride in military service and teach younger generations about the value of serving our nation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson is urging veterans across the country to pin on their military medals on Memorial Day, May 28. "Wearing their medals demonstrates the deep pride our veterans have in their military service," said Nicholson. "It also reminds all American citizens –– especially the young –– about the sacrifices our veterans have made for their freedom." He encourages veterans to display their medals no matter what they are doing on Memorial Day, but especially when attending public events.

Additional information is on VA’s Veterans Pride Web site, where veterans can also learn how to replace mislaid medals or confirm the decorations to which they are entitled.

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