Veterans Day Remembered

Nov. 11, 2008

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    Nov. 11: The hand of a visitor to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall reaches out to touch the name of a family member who had died in the Vietnam War in Tallahassee, Fla. The wall was on display as part of Veterans Day commemorations.

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    Nov. 11: Members of the New York City Fire Department carry flags during the Veterans Day parade in New York.

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    Nov. 11: President Bush, accompanied by former astronauts Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, left, and Scott Carpenter, throws a wreath into the Hudson River during the rededication ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.

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    Nov. 11: Fiona Micheline, 5, waves an American flag as military personnel pass by her during the Veterans Day parade in New York.

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    Nov. 11: A member of the Army Black Knights parachutes past an American flag as part of the rededication ceremony for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.

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    Nov. 11: A family visits the grave of a veteran at the Cabrillo National Cemetery during Veteran Day observances in San Diego.

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    Nov. 11: President-elect Obama and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, director, Illinois Department of veterans Affairs, walk away after participating in a wreath laying ceremony at the Bronze Soldiers Memorial in honor of Veteran's Day in Chicago.

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    Nov. 11: President George Bush prepares for a speech at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum rededication ceremony in New York. “Veterans have inspired me,” he said before the ceremony.

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    Nov. 11: President George Bush prepares for a speech at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum rededication ceremony in New York.

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    Nov. 11: Vietnam War veteran James G. LeVere sits in silence at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia.

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    Nov. 11: Vietnam War veterans Luke Kircher, and Jose Cabrera, right, embrace each other at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia.

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    Nov. 11: Veteran Sam Pagan, originally from Puerto Rico, waves to the crowd during a Veterans Day parade in Austin, Texas.

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    Nov. 11: Veteran Michael Ramirez, a former security police officer for the U.S. Air Force in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, passes out Buddy Poppies during a Veterans Day parade in Austin, Texas. Buddy Poppies, assembled by disabled veterans in hospitals, are remembrances of war casualties. Ramirez is from the Austin suburb of Del Valle, Texas.

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    Nov. 11: Army veteran William O'Neill, who served in Vietnam, holds his cap and a flag during a small ceremony marking Veterans Day in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

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    Nov. 11: Vice President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in New Castle, Del.

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    Nov. 11: President Bush, accompanied by first lady Laura Bush makes a statement on Veterans Day upon their arrival in New York.

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    Nov. 11: President Bush is greeted by retired firefighter William Reilly Thomas, treasurer of the Long Island Association of Retired New York City Fire Fighters, as he arrives at JFK airport in New York.

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    Nov. 11: Vice President Dick Cheney lays a wreath at the tomb of the unknown in Arlington, Virginia.

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    Nov. 11: Members of the Veteran Guard 3rd Regiment Infantry N.G.P aboard the former warship Olympia, now a museum, take part in a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia.

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    Nov. 11: Veterans aboard the former warship Olympia, now a museum, salute the U.S. flag during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia.

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    Nov. 10, 2008: Anessah Tookes places American flags on the graves of military veterans in Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, Wash., in observance of Veterans Day. Tookes, 15, is a member of the Junior Girls of the VFW Post No. 379. It's the first time the Junior Girls have placed the flags on the graves.

    AP/Yakima Herald-Republic
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    Nov. 10, 2008: Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Bremerton grounds keeper Javier Zatarain,left, clears away the leaves on the resting places of veterans. The flags were placed on the veterans resting places Friday by Boy Scouts. Tuesday is Veterans Day.

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    Nov. 10, 2008: Members of the Casa Grande Union High School's Junior ROTC Drill Team perform a close order drill during a student assembly to honor America's military veterans in Casa Grande, Ariz. The event also featured patriotic music, speakers who have served in the armed forces and the presentation of a wreath honoring those alumni veterans who have died during the past year.

    AP/Casa Grande Dispatch

 

 

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