"These men are my biggest heroes and my closest friends," Rishi Sharma wrote on a crowdfunding site.
Above, a woman held photos of her nephew, Pfc. Le Ron A. Wilson, who was killed in Iraq at age 18, along the parade route in New York City.
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5. Leonard Cohen, the masterly songwriter who died this week at 82, intoned his songs with serene gravity.
On his last album, "You Want It Darker," released less than a month ago, Mr. Cohen's voice had descended to a husky recitation, cushioned by choirs and string arrangements but as fearlessly flinty as ever, our critic writes.
His final ruminations were on mortality, love and a divinity that he faced and questioned to the very end. As always, he sought stark truth before comfort.