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Photo of firetrucks forming a "V" with their ladders in front of the Capitol Building.

Members of the District of Columbia's Fire Department form a "V" for victory in front of the U.S. Capitol, May 1943. [Martin Luther King Library]

Photo of naval troops marching past Capitol Building.

Troops march past the Capitol during ceremonies honoring Admiral Chester Nimitz, October 1945. [Truman Library, National Archives]

Photo of a military parade on a street next to the Capitol Building.

The annual Army Day parade passes down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. [Martin Luther King Library]

Photo of senator accepting U.S. flag from military escort in front of Capitol Building.

The U.S. flag that flew over the Capitol at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack is returned to the Capitol on April 6, 1948, after having been raised over the three defeated Axis capital cities—Rome, Berlin, and Tokyo. Senator Arthur Vandenberg (MI) accepts the flag. [National Archives]

Photo of a sailor in uniform with his bag over his shoulder outside of Union Station.

A U.S. sailor arrives home via Union Station in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1945. [Martin Luther King Library]