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At 5K, veterans eye finish line and voting booth

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| Veterans and their families say they will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote for more benefits for veterans, including more housing and better counseling.

Update: Defaced Venice war memorial covered for now

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The block-long memorial wall dedicated to service members missing in action during the Vietnam War has been tagged before, but not quite like this.

After 48 years, MIA airman's wife wants answers

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As the nation commemorates Memorial Day, more than 1,600 service members remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. For the families of some of them, the search for answers has become a lifelong pursuit.

At capacity, veterans cemeteries take a new form

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Right now, L.A.'s national veterans cemetery is basically full. The V.A. hopes building a columbarium will allow Los Angeles veterans to be buried in the city.

24-hour Memorial Day vigil honors Latino veterans

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This is the seventh year for the day-long vigil at cinco Puntos. "If you're a Latino veteran, this place is sort of hallowed ground for the region," Rick Coca says.

Why are there so many flags at gravestones on Memorial Day?

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At cemeteries this weekend, you might notice row after row of small American flags fluttering amid the gravestones. The history of that tradition dates back to the post-Civil War era.

For Memorial Day, 4 stories of veterans and service members

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Take another look at the men and women behind the uniforms, from a boundary-breaking Navy XO to a former Marine-turned-successful graphic novelist.

Women leaders no longer a rarity in today's Navy

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Having women command Navy warships is routine, but it wasn't always that way. And now the last restrictions keeping them from direct combat have been dropped.

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