Photo Gallery: Veterans Passed Over Due to Prejudice Receive the Medal of Honor

Recognized at last for their heroism
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Courtesy of Getty Images’ excellent new embedding feature, some images from today’s moving Medal of Honor ceremony, rewarding veterans long denied recognition due to racial prejudice.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Melvin Morris (2L), Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Jose Rodela (obscured) and U.S. Army Specialist Four (Ret.) Santiago J. Erevia (L) are applauded after receiving the Medal of Honor from U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on March 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Melvin Morris, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Jose Rodela and U.S. Army Specialist Four (Ret.) Santiago J. Erevia were joined by the families of 21 others who were presented posthumously with the Medal of Honor. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice, the veterans received the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Musician Lenny Kravitz (R) attends a ceremony where his uncle, Leonard Kravitz, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House March 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Melvin Morris, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class (Ret.) and Jose Rodela and U.S. Army Specialist Four (Ret.) Santiago J. Erevia were joined by the families of 21 others who were presented posthumously with the Medal of Honor. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice, the veterans received the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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