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Korean War veteran John Brenna, of East Meadow, (Credit: Newsday / John H. Cornell Jr.)

Korean War veteran John Brenna, of East Meadow, salutes other veterans as they enter Eisenhower Park for Memorial Day Services. (May 25, 2003)

Faces of service

The faces of Long Island vets

Korean War veteran John Brenna, of East Meadow,
(Credit: Newsday / John H. Cornell Jr.)

Korean War veteran John Brenna, of East Meadow, salutes other veterans as they enter Eisenhower Park for Memorial Day Services. (May 25, 2003)

Members of the Korean War Veterans Association's Central
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Members of the Korean War Veterans Association's Central LI Chapter, from left, Robert Auletti, Sal Scarlato, Jung G. Oh, John S.J. Ha, and William Puls. (June 16, 2010)

World Ware II veteran E. Mc Kelvin, left,
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

World Ware II veteran E. Mc Kelvin, left, and Vietnam War veteran John Sharpe in North Amityville. (Feb. 21, 2012)

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Felix Novelli, of Southampton, with memorabilia from his
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Felix Novelli, of Southampton, with memorabilia from his service on the aircraft carrier Intrepid during World War II. (Nov. 12, 2006)

Army Spc. Rick Serynek in a copter during
(Credit: Handout)

Army Spc. Rick Serynek in a copter during his stint in the Vietnam War circa 1969.

In the fields of Normandy during World War
(Credit: Handout)

In the fields of Normandy during World War II, two enlisted men from the 79th Infantry Division carry canvas bags that hold their gas masks.

Nicolas Auletta served in the Army in Afghanistan.
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Nicolas Auletta served in the Army in Afghanistan. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Leigh Auletta served in the Army in Afghanistan.
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Leigh Auletta served in the Army in Afghanistan. (Nov. 10, 2011)

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Staff Sgt. Jose M. Colon served in the
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Staff Sgt. Jose M. Colon served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Spc. Michael Ryan, left, a veteran of the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Spc. Michael Ryan, left, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, pins a ribbon on World War II veteran Sebastian Brusca during Veterans Day ceremonies at The Arbors Assisted Living Communities in Hauppauge. Brusca served with the Marines in the Pacific theater, including on Iwo Jima. (Nov. 11, 2010)

James W. Graham, of Roosevelt, was a sailor
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James W. Graham, of Roosevelt, was a sailor on the USS Mason in World War II. It was the first Navy ship with a largely African-American crew, escorting destroyer convoys.

Barbara Kruse of East Northport and Alice Fay
(Credit: Newsday / Cliff De Bear)

Barbara Kruse of East Northport and Alice Fay of Huntington Station reminisce in 1993 over photos of them when they were Marines during World War II. (Nov. 18, 1993)

Members of the US Veterans Motorcycle Club prepare
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Members of the US Veterans Motorcycle Club prepare to escort a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall that resided in Northport for a week in 2011. (Oct. 24, 2011)

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Long Islander Harry Sylvester, left in the 1930s,
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Long Islander Harry Sylvester, left in the 1930s, was a veteran of the Spanish-American War in Cuba. Inset, a photo of him at wartime. Two of his medals are shown.

James J. Treuchtlinger at home in East Meadow.
(Credit: Chris Ware)

James J. Treuchtlinger at home in East Meadow. A World War II veteran, he was 18 when he took part in the Allied D-Day invasion on the shores of Normandy. (June 5, 2012)

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