Aug 25, 2000

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Paul Haygan, member of the Montfort Point Marine Association, salute while the national anthem is played here June 23 during the 64th Camp Johnson Rededication Wreath Laying ceremony here. The associations gather every year in June to honor the 2,000 African American Marines who overcame adversity and fought to have the right to fight for their country. The idea of the wreath ceremony was to bring all the Montfort Point Marines back together to where they came from and also to honor the Marines that gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle and others who have passed away since (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon R. Holgersen)(released)

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