Americans in Wartime Experience

Richard Azzaro

Centennial Flower Ceremony

On 11 November 2021,  Richard Azzaro took part in the Centennial Flower Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.   In addition to his role on that day, Richard was also part of the team that planned the event and he is the driving force behind our efforts to document the experiences of those who participated in the event.  He served in the United States Army during the 1960's and was himself, a Tomb Guard.  He was standing guard when President Kennedy was assassinated and again during the funeral.   His tireless commitment to the men and women of the United States Military has spanded over 50 years and counting.    

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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