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Cupertino Veterans Memorial
Cupertino Veterans Memorial
Many Cupertino citizens have stopped by the memorial since the
initial dedication to remember all those who have made sacrifices
so that we can enjoy our freedoms every day.
The Guardians is a very moving image of two defenders, ever watchful,
back to back.  The two soldiers represented are Cupertino's own
Matthew Axelson, and James Suh, two Navy SEAL's who died fighting
the Taliban in Afghanistan during
Operation Red Wings.

Some of the guests at the dedication described the image as:
"The Guardians, defenders of our freedoms"
Visiting the Veterans Memorial
The Guardians
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"Lone Survivor" is now in theaters across the country, telling the story of
Cupertino's own Matthew Axelson, his bravery and sacrifice fighting the
Taliban in Afghanistan.  Based on The New York Times bestselling true
story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible
tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level
al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of
Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is
isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready
for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find
reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
"Lone Survivor" Movie