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Photos: VAU Fallen Heroes Memorial 

The Kraft family, the Patriots Foundation and Optum hosted the Veterans and Athletes Unified (VAU) Fallen Heroes Memorial at Gillette Stadium on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. This 28-foot wide by 6-foot tall American flag symbolizes the shape of the flag when draped over a fallen service member’s casket. The memorial, which features approximately 7,000 dog tags - each representing a soldier who died in service since September 11, 2011 - is a tribute to all of the servicemen and servicewomen who have lost their lives during the War on Terror. For more information on the VAU Fallen Heroes Memorial visit www.vetsau.com/memorial.

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