Even though some were very fortunate to return to war, others gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Here's a family with an unique story about their veteran relatives.
Two brothers, leaving everything behind and entering the Army for the Vietnam War.
However for one of the Hernandez brothers, his time spent serving ended tragically.
Although Roxanne Aldrighetti was not alive when the this tragedy happened she learned about the story early in her life.
Every year Aldrighetti visit's this grave to honor her uncle who was still in high school when he left for war.
Aldrighetti also brings her son Ryan Garcia to the gravesite teaching him the importance of November 11th.
The young yet wise nine year old says paying a visit is the least he can do for his great uncle, a man who gave everything.
Though she and her family may never know how Manuel Hernandez Jr. passed away, Aldrighetti will continue to honor her uncle and all veterans for putting their lives on hold to protect and serve the United States.
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