Patriotic Memorial Service

The colors are saluted as they are brought in by Houston, Tx. Post 472 color guard at the beginning of the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The colors are saluted as they are brought in by Houston, Tx. Post 472 color guard at the beginning of the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion National Chaplain Dr. Daniel A. McClure delivers the message at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion National Chaplain Dr. Daniel A. McClure delivers the message at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Grove Singers perform at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Grove Singers perform at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
National Adjutant Daniel S. Wheeler, left, and National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger place a wreath at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
National Adjutant Daniel S. Wheeler, left, and National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger place a wreath at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Auxiliary National Chaplain Shelley Riggs, left, and American Legion National Chaplain Dr. Daniel A. McClure place a wreath for those in uniform who lost their lives serving America during the past year at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Auxiliary National Chaplain Shelley Riggs, left, and American Legion National Chaplain Dr. Daniel A. McClure place a wreath for those in uniform who lost their lives serving America during the past year at the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
2014 American Legion Boys Nation President Matthew Ellow lights a memorial candle at the POW-MIA table setting during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
2014 American Legion Boys Nation President Matthew Ellow lights a memorial candle at the POW-MIA table setting during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Soloist Krista Callahan sings during The American Military Spouses Choir's performance during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Soloist Krista Callahan sings during The American Military Spouses Choir's performance during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The American Military Spouses Choir perform during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The American Military Spouses Choir perform during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Soloist Paul Polmanteer sings during The American Military Spouses Choir's performance during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Soloist Paul Polmanteer sings during The American Military Spouses Choir's performance during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The American Military Spouses Choir perform during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The American Military Spouses Choir perform during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Soloist Deidra Stubbs sings during The American Military Spouses Choir's performance during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Soloist Deidra Stubbs sings during The American Military Spouses Choir's performance during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Attendees give The American Military Spouses Choir a standing ovation during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Attendees give The American Military Spouses Choir a standing ovation during the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Houston, Tx. American Legion Post 472 Color Guard retires the colors at the conclusion of the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Houston, Tx. American Legion Post 472 Color Guard retires the colors at the conclusion of the Patriotic Memorial Service at the 2014 American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.