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The Lejeune Memorial Gardens are located outside of Jacksonville, NC, at the Camp Johnson Gate entrance. One does not have to go through the gate to visit.
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This coming memorial will commemorate the American military personnel killed in the KhobarTowers terrorist bombing.
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The Gold Star Mothers are those who lost a son or daughter in war. They were formed shortly after the First World War, "The War to End All Wars."
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North Carolina has its own wall at Montford Point similar to the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washinton, D.C.
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The Montford Point wall.
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A bronze Montford Point Marine stands permanent guard at the wall
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Photo heavily retouched to show facial detail of statue.
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Grandpa Roy poses for Grandma Bert at the "other wall."
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One of several trails at the memorial gardens.
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9/11 beam from the Twin Towers of New York presented by the firemen and police of NYC to the first Marines to invade Iraq.
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Path to the Montford Point Marine memorial
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Anti-aircraft gun at the Montford Point Marine memorial
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Another view of the gun.
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The Gardens' Vietnam Veterans memorial.
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The Vietnam memorial, one of the largest in the nation. The glass walls are inscribed with the names of the men and women who died in the Vietnam war.
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