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Photos:  Bob Dole Honored For Support of Veterans, World War II Memorial


April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today honored former Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Dole for his longtime support for veterans and instrumental role in establishing the World War II Memorial. In a ceremony on the national mall, Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Salazar and a host of Dole’s friends and family, dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed on the World War II Memorial.


  • Former Senate Majority Leader and World War II veteran Bob Dole, an advocate for veterans and instrumental to the establishment of the World War II Memorial, is honored today by a long list of dignitaries.  Among them was Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.  The former Senator is flanked by former Senator Elizabeth Dole. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Senator Dole, the longest serving Republican leader in the nation’s history, chats with Senator Daniel Inouye, Secretary Salazar, and Senator Pat Roberts before being honored at the World War II Memorial. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretary Salazar, Senator John McCain, Senator Dole, Senator Inouye, ceremony emcee Tom Brokaw and Senator Dole pose for a picture before the dedication ceremony in honor of the former Senate Majority Leader. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole shortly before the dedication ceremony. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • National Park Service Deputy Director Peggy O'Dell begins the ceremony honoring Senator Dole at the World War II Memorial. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • “Bob Dole has given much to our country, both on the battlefield and in public office, where his work on behalf of our nation’s veterans is unparalleled,” Secretary Salazar said. “Today, we dedicate a plaque in his honor at the very memorial that he was so instrumental in creating. From now on, visitors to this hallowed site will be reminded of the contributions of a truly great American.” Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • During the Second World War, Bob Dole was a platoon leader in the legendary Tenth Mountain Division in Italy. In 1945, he was gravely wounded on the battlefield and was decorated for heroic achievement, receiving two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretary Salazar, Senator Dole, and Vice President Biden enjoy Senator Dole's comments. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • The Former Senate Majority Leader looks on appreciatively as Senator Dole, Secretary Salazar, and Vice President Biden applaud his efforts. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • A bronze plaque is unveiled at the World War II Memorial to honor the accomplishments of Bob Dole. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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