Honoring The Fallen: Fort Hood Memorial Service

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November 10: A memorial service is held in Fort Hood, Texas, to commemorate those killed in the November 5 shootings that claimed 13 lives and wounded 29. President Obama attends the service with his family, and in his remarks says of the fallen: “Their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. Their life’s work is our security, and the freedom that we too often take for granted. Every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town; every dawn that a flag is unfurled; every moment that an American enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — that is their legacy.”

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Soldiers await the start of the memorial service.

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Heather Baker, left, whose husband is in Iraq, gets a hug from Sergeant 1st Class Kelley Macek at the memorial service.

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Soldiers wounded during the shooting arrive for the memorial.

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrives at the service.

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the memorial.

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The President and First Lady observe a moment of silence.

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Soldiers stand at attention during the national anthem.

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The First Cavalry Division Band plays at the memorial.

Lt. Gen. Robert Cone speaks at the memorial.

Gen. George Casey, Army Chief of Staff, also speaks at the memorial.

Obama takes the stage to make his remarks.

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Soldiers fold a large American flag used as the backdrop during the service.

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The President and First Lady pass pictures of the fallen as they leave after the ceremony.

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