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Marines from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. This year marks the 92nd anniversary of the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the city of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors to honor those who have served in the nation's largest city. Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the recently awarded Marine Medal of Honor recipient, rode in the parade. Major Gen. Melvin Spiese, deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, represented the Marine Corps as one of the reviewing officials of the parade.
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Memory Fortress Supports our United States Armed Forces

Our Military Connection We are an American Company and proud to support our United States Military.  The founders of Memory Fortress are either veterans or come from families with strong military backgrounds.  We believe deeply in a strong, proud USA, and a big part of that is documenting the history of the country.  That doesn’t mean relying on NBC or CNN, it means relying on YOU.  Your history is far too important to us to just let it blow away in the wind, unremembered and unappreciated. You have worked hard your whole life.  You have raised a family, or have been a part of a family.  You have sacrificed so that your family can benefit.  You may have even served this country in some capacity, be it in a military or civilian role.  The history of our country is not whatever the media decides is important today; the history of the country is YOU. To those of you who have served in combat, we offer you our deepest thanks and appreciation for your sacrifice.  You are the best this country has to offer, and you serve as a shining beacon for those who follow in your footsteps.  We think that preserving your...
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Why We Started Our Scanning Service

Why Do This? It started off as the solution to a problem.  We had over 15,000 pictures, at least 25 camcorder tapes, and many assorted slides and negatives.  Our parents had at least that much themselves, and none of it had been digitized.  All the digital images were from 2005 and after, but everything prior to that was in a photo album, or in a shoebox, or in the closet in a bag.  It was semi organized at best and spread out across three rooms.  After determining that doing the work ourselves would take far too much time and money, we chose an online service and shipped off our photos.  The company did a decent job - everything got scanned and as far as we know, no pictures were lost - but the quality was iffy.  There was no color correction and at least a third of the digital images were not oriented properly, so we had to rotate 5,000-6,000 ourselves by hand. It was obvious to us that millions of Americans were going to have the same issues we had, and so an idea was born.  Since we strongly believe that everyone should be remembered, creating digital copies of memories...
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