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At a time when the soldiers of Ft. Hood just finished burying their dead -- allegedly gunned down by one of their own officers -- and the president is considering sending up to 40,000 more troops to fight the war in Afghanistan, Veterans' Day takes on a special meaning.

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Since the draft was discontinued after the Vietnam War and the nation switched to an all-volunteer military, military service has been more and more removed from most Americans' lives.

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