U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Russell A. Rushe, the assistant adjutant general for air for South Carolina, place a holiday wreath at the Veteran’s Memorial at the State House, Columbia, South Carolina, Dec. 7, 2015. The annual tradition of placing the wreath at the memorial at the beginning of the holiday season is symbolic of honoring and remembering those who sacrificed and paid the ultimate price, enabling American citizens to have freedom to enjoy the holidays. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff

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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Russell A. Rushe, the assistant adjutant general for air for South Carolina, place a holiday wreath at the Veteran’s Memorial at the State House, Columbia, South Carolina, Dec. 7, 2015. The annual tradition of placing the wreath at the memorial at the beginning of the holiday season is symbolic of honoring and remembering those who sacrificed and paid the ultimate price, enabling American citizens to have freedom to enjoy the holidays. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff
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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Russell A. Rushe, the assistant adjutant general for air for South Carolina, place a holiday wreath at the Veteran’s Memorial at the State House, Columbia, South Carolina, Dec. 7, 2015. The annual tradition of placing the wreath at the memorial at the beginning of the holiday season is symbolic of honoring and remembering those who sacrificed and paid the ultimate price, enabling American citizens to have freedom to enjoy the holidays. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roby Di Giovine/ Released)

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