The MSM hasn't shown many military funerals in the war on terror, and some images of the human toll have been blocked by the Pentagon. Below is a funeral service for 11 navy Seals who died in Afghanistan. Here's their remarkable story. Five years after that day in September, it's worth honoring those who volunteered to risk their lives to defend us from it ever happening again.

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