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Members of the New York National Guard serving with Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which has been continuously providing military support to civilian authorities since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, pause from regular duties at La Guardia Airport on Aug. 25, 2009, to honor wounded warriors arriving for the World Burn Congress in Manhattan. The New York Fire Department, New York Police Department and Port Authority Police Department arranged the arrival ceremony and provided a motorcade to escort the 38 veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq into the city. (U.S. Army photo by SSG Jim Greenhill) (Released)

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Taken on August 25, 2009