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Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

http://www.history.com/topics/memorial-day-history

©Eddy Perez, LSU University Relations

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In Remembrance of Those Who Have Given All.

[photo courtesy of The Patriot Post]

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City Skyline by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

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lsunews:

Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard performed a drill routine Thursday (3/8/12) on the Parade Ground.

This marks the first time the 16-man honor guard drill team visited the campus. The team is led by 1st Lt. Alexander Stanton, an LSU alumnus.

By Tyler Daniel, The Daily Reveille

Once upon a time, that was almost me. I served two years in LSU’s Pershing Rifles, the combined honor guard component of LSU’s ROTC programs. We never did anything as fancy as these moves, however. Nor did we get to mount bayonets.

This is radically cool.

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“…just make you leaner.”

How’d that work out, exactly, for us in the ‘90s?

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Cuts.

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lsunews:

“Western Afghanistan is Purple and Gold.”

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“Representing even in Afghanistan… GEAUX LSU BEAT BAMA!”

Lord, but the Apache remains a badass piece of hardware.

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Hunting With SEALs | Karl Rove

Hunting With SEALs | Karl Rove

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Musab al-Zarqawi, Osama bin Laden’s handpicked deputy in Iraq, had killed thousands of people in an attempt to send the world back to the sixth century. In a fitting bit of irony, two operators from SEAL Team Six had killed him with an invisible laser beam and a flying robot.

—Chuck Pfarrer, SEAL Target Geronimo, p. 16