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Veterans Day Celebrations

From parades in the United States to meals shared by soldiers in Afghanistan, Americans around the world marked Veterans Day Wednesday to honor those who serve.

Veterans Day

Nov. 11: Veteran Mario Morrone of Philadelphia pays his respects to friends who died while serving in Vietnam, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia.

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Nov. 11: Derek Ryder and his sister Danielle Ryder sit by the grave of their father Sgt. Daniel Ryder at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

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Nov. 11: Linda Merideth kisses a memorial plaque bearing the name of her husband, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Allen Merideth.

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Nov. 11: A tour group visits the Korean War Memorial on Veteran's Day, in Washington.

WWII Vet

Nov. 11: Frederic Feldman, a World War II veteran who served in the European theater under General George S. Patton, talks about his upcoming birthday as he looks at a card at the Southwestern Veterans Center where he resides in Pittsburgh.

WWII Vet

 Nov. 11: WWII veteran Joseph McGrath, of Somerville, Mass., reacts as he  views a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who were Medal of Honor recipients after it was unveiled at a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. 

McGrath, a paratrooper who was severely injured in the Ruhr valley in Germany in 1944, returned to graduate from Harvard University in 1945 and Harvard Law school in 1948.

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NYC Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11: Veterans and current military personnel watch the Veterans Day ceremonies in New York.

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Nov. 11: Navy veteran and actor Tony Curtis is honored as the Grand Marshal during the Veterans Day Parade in New York.

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Nov. 11: Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Honor Guard wait in the rain for ceremonies to start, where President Obama participated, in the National Veterans Day Observance.

Memorial

Nov. 11: Vietnam veteran Dave Shanaman, of Royersford, Pa., visits the names of friends who died while serving in Vietnam, during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Veteran's Day, in Washington.

Veterans Day Tags

Nov. 11: Vietnam veteran Dave Shanaman, of Royersford, Pa., holds memorial tags he had made with the names of friends who died while serving in Vietnam, during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Veteran's Day, in Washington.

Memorial Wall

Nov. 11: Cards from a school group are seen on Veteran's Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, in Washington.

Obama Veterans Day

Nov. 11: President Obama and Army Gen. Karl Horst stand at attention during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington.

Obama Veterans Day

Nov. 11: President Obama is applauded by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and master of ceremonies Jim Benson  as he arrives to speak at the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Obama Veterans Day

Nov. 11: The president placed this flower-laced wreath on a stand and stood over it silently for several moments. He placed his hand on his heart as a bugler played taps.

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Obama Veterans Day

Nov. 11: First lady Michelle Obama arrives for a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Obama Veterans Day

Nov. 11: President Obama speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. 

Obama Visits Arlington

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Obama at Arlington

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, President Obama leads the ceremony to honor the men and women who serve U.S. military missions worldwide at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Obama and Wreath

The president placed this flower-laced wreath on a stand and stood over it silently for several moments. He placed his hand on his heart as a bugler played taps.

Veterans Day

Nov. 11: Boy Scout Mario Frausto, 9, places flags at cemetery headstones for Veterans Day at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery outside of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas

Veterans Day

Nov. 11: Boy Scout John Myers, 7, places flags at cemetery headstones for Veterans Day at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery outside of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

Veterans Day in Afghanistan

Nov. 11: An American soldier wears a poppy emblem stuck to his uniform during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the U.S. Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Veterans Day in Afghanistan

Nov. 11: American soldiers pray during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the U.S. Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Veterans Day in Afghanistan

Nov. 11: American soldiers pray during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the U.S. Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Veterans Day in Afghanistan

 Nov. 11: A soldier photographs his colleagues during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the U.S. Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Veterans Day in Afghanistan

Nov. 11: U.S. soldiers make themselves plates of food during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the U.S. Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Veterans Day in Afghanistan

Nov. 11: A U.S. soldier grills hamburgers during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the U.S. Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Los Angeles National Cemetery

Nov. 10: Grounds workers set up American flags ahead for Veterans Day celebration at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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Memorial Wall

Nov. 10: An American flag is reflected in the granite Memorial Wall that bears the names of fallen and deceased veterans at the Ceremonial and Commemorative Site in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Exeter, R.I.

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Troop Greeter

Nov. 10: Troop Greeter Cathy Czarniecki claps her hands in applause for the passing troops returning from the Mideast as they disembark at Bangor International Airport, Bangor, Maine.

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Troop Greeter

Nov. 10: A 'welcome home' and a handshake are what troops passing through Bangor, Maine have been receiving and the first person that they get it from is Bill Knight such as here.

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Veterans Day Celebrations

From parades in the United States to meals shared by soldiers in Afghanistan, Americans around the world marked Veterans Day Wednesday to honor those who serve.

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