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    Soldiers hold Memorial Day vigil at Camp Buehring, Kuwait

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ericraum shot this photograph on Memorial Day on Camp Buehring in Kuwait when the USO held a 5k run/walk in remembrance of fallen service men and women. With the run ending with 6,431 luminaries glowing softly over a vast field, Raum says it was truly a humbling and incredibly moving site. "It was a very powerful and emotional reminder of the human impact these last 12 years have had, as well as the meaning behind the day," he says. "Many soldiers taking part are on their 2nd, 3rd, or more deployment, and many know first hand the faces behind those lights."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    The USO on Camp Buehring in Kuwait hosted a 5k run followed by a vigil to honor soldier's brothers and sisters in arms that have fallen throughout America's history. At the vigil site, 6,431 luminaries were displayed, one for each individual service member who has fallen since 2001. Soldiers walked through the field, some pausing to reflect on the sacrifice of friends and comrades.
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