MAN OF THE YEAR: We Belong to the West

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On a mild morning last April, a band of dignitaries gathered before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. In the place of honor stood a tall old man whose somber mask of a face looked stiffly ahead. Before him, stretching to the hilltop, was an array of granite pillars, blocks and crosses — the graves of Americans who had died in two wars with Germany. Behind him fluttered the black, red and gold flag of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The U.S. Army band sounded The Star-Spangled Banner....

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