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American snapshot: Veterans Day

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I came across this banner with a familiar name last year while driving through the southeast L.A. County city of Bell Gardens, where banners displaying the names of the city's predominantly Latino military members adorned light posts along the main streets. (And no, the Marine mentioned on the banner is not the late civil rights and labor leader, who served in the Navy.)

To Mr. Chavez, his fellow Marines and other members of the U.S. military, along with their families, thank you for your service, and for the many difficult sacrifices you have made.

Happy Veterans Day.

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