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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appears at Veterans Day ceremony with cheek bandaged

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and Army Secretary John McHugh attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in honor of Veterans Day. Hagel sports a bandage on his cheek after a minor kitchen mishap needing no stitches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and Army Secretary John McHugh attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in honor of Veterans Day. Hagel sports a bandage on his cheek after a minor kitchen mishap needing no stitches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appeared at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery with a bandage on his cheek.

Pentagon officials said the bandage was a result of a minor kitchen accident needing no stitches, but offered no details.

A Pentagon duty officer said late Tuesday he had no further information on the kitchen accident.

Vice President Joe Biden spoke during the wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.