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Georgian Memorial Ceremony

A Georgian Defense Forces Soldier carries the memorial wreath to the feet of the Memorial of Heroes monument during a memorial ceremony at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, Aug. 8, 2019. The ceremony honored the memory of fallen service members of the 4th Mechanized Brigade, Georgian Defense Force that gave their lives serving their country in the 2008 conflict and throughout the country's history. Georgian Defense Forces stood with the 2d Cavalry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, Polish Armed Forces and Bulgarian Land Forces at the Memorial of Heroes.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Vaziani Training Area, Georgia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Laurie Schubert