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    The Joint Services Honor Command, with retired military personnel of all branches of service, walk in step during the Presentation of Colors, during grand opening ceremonies for the new Veterans Home of California Fresno, Friday morning.
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    Retired members of the military salute during presentation of colors.
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    The entry of main hall towers over personnel preparing for the grand opening.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    His uniform emblazoned with awards and medals, retired Army First Sgt. Tommy Riccardo, a veteran from the Viet Nam war, takes a call in the main building of the new Veterans Home of California Fresno, as he prepares to take part in the presentation of colors.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    People, including retired military, walk the main hall.
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    People partake of a buffet of brunch in the cafeteria.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Veteran Brady Bridges of the Sounds of Freedom band perform, during the grand opening ceremonies.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Jim Esty, Air Force veteran fighter pilot from the Viet Nam war era, walks past a photo gallery, taking in a photograph of the liberation of the Philippine Islands in World War II.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Charles Steins, right, World War II Army veteran, talks with Stephen Slusser, center, a retired Marine from the Viet Nam war.
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    Major General (Retired) Peter Gravett, U.S. Army, Secretary of Cal Vet, speaks during the grand opening.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    A large red ribbon awaits cutting.
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    Richard Valdez, left, and Frank Cook, both veterans, enjoy coffee in a patio.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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