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US honors those who died protecting diplomats

Survivors of the bombings of the US embassy in Kenya pay their respects on August 7, 2005 to the victims of the attack in NairobiThe monument is housed at the headquarters of the Diplomatic Security Service, just outside the capital Washington, and honors 137 people. “It’s a point of pride to be able to honor and memorialize those that we’ve served with overseas, in all the various countries where we’ve had so many difficulties,” DS director Bill Miller told AFP. “They have put themselves on the line just as direct-hire employees of the US government have,” he said, adding that the families and friends of many of the fallen were invited to the ceremonial unveiling.

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