Captured here are Barack and Michelle Obama along with their daughters. This photo was taken on election night November 7, 2008 in Chicago's Grant Park. Obama ran his campaign with the slogan "Change we can believe in" and, as it turned out, this election night was a historic one. Obama won the election and became the 44th President of the United States. Further, he made history when he became the first African American President. Obama went on to serve two full terms.
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome with emotion as he embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during the Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration at Dallas City Hall in 2005. Sgt Graunke, who was a member of a Marine ordnance-disposal team, lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July of 2004.