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Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

To recap:

Critics including poet Maya Angelou complained after the memorial opened in 2011 that the paraphrased quotation took King’s words out of context, making him sound arrogant. The paraphrase reads: "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness."

The full quotation was taken from a 1968 sermon about two months before King was assassinated. It reads: "Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter."

This Veterans Day weekend, we take a look at stories from the Vietnam War. As our editors write: “Many of these veterans were not welcomed home warmly in the 1960s and 1970s. Fifty years later, there should be no question how deserving of our appreciation these men and women have been and continue to be.”

Here are their stories:

(All photos by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY)