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Javier Rivera holds his 21-month-old son, Abdiel, as they wait for the opening ceremonies of Warrior's Weekend to begin May 17 at Faith Family Church. Rivera, who is originally from Puerto R

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Submitted by angeliwright on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Javier Rivera holds his 21-month-old son, Abdiel, as they wait for the opening ceremonies of Warrior's Weekend to begin May 17 at Faith Family Church. Rivera, who is originally from Puerto Rico, was injured in Afghanistan in 2011. This photograph was not in the paper because of a lack of space. I just felt that the man's arm, especially while shown holding his child, showed the true sacrifice that soldiers make while protecting this country. I felt this really embodied Warrior's Weekend.

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