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Image of the Week

This Monday, the nation celebrated the Veterans' Day. The image below was captured exactly 70 years ago, in 1944, by a staff member of the Brooklyn Eagle. Keep in mind that World War II was still raging in Europe and in the Pacific, and America had already committed its troops for the battle. The caption, "Silent tribute--All of the solemn grief of those who are bereaved by war is expressed in the faces of these spectators of yesterday's 26th Armistice Day observance at Borough Hall" as well as the images of the grief-stricken people serve as a reminder of the devastation, both physical and emotional, wrought by a war.


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