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November 11, 2008
Veterans Day around the country
A somber day in Sacramento and around the country as Veterans Day parades and ceremonies focused on a day of remembrance. (15 images)

Tish Silvester of Sacramento rests a hand on her father's grave Tuesday - Veterans Day - at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Her father, Concepcion "Connie" Caudillo, served in the Army during World War II and died 12 years ago in San Jose at the age of 71. Silvester's mother, Mary, is buried at the same site. Bryan Patrick / bpatrick@sacbee.com

The hand of a visitor to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall reaches out to touch the name of a family member who died in the Vietnam War. The wall was on display on Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla. as part of Veterans Day commemorations. AP / Phil Coale

Cadet Pvt. Maria Ochoa, 14, from the Reagan High School JROTC program, helps carry an American flag down Prairie Street during the Veterans Day parade in downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday. Ochoa said it was the first time she had participated in the parade. Houston Chronicle / Johnny Hanson

Maria Salgado of Katy, Texas, who lost her son, Cpl. Benjamin Salgado Rosales, while he was on a mission in Iraq in 2006, leans on a folded American flag while riding on the American Gold Star Mothers float during the Veterans Day parade in downtown Houston on Tuesday. Houston Chronicle / Johnny Hanson

A visitor to the Cabrillo National Cemetery strides through the rows of headstones after visiting a gravesite during Veterans Day observances on Tuesday in San Diego. AP / Lenny Ignelzi

Vietnam War veterans Luke Kircher, and Jose Cabrera, right, embrace each other at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia, Penna. on Tuesday. AP / Matt Rourke

U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Hunt, left, talks with Roosevelt High School students Steven Fox, 17, and Morgan Brookins,16, right, as they enter Edward H. White Middle School in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, for the school's 17th annual Ed White Middle School Veterans Day ceremony. Fox and Brookins are members of Roosevelt's San Juan Guard, and Hunt served in Afghanistan and Iraq and was awarded two Purple Hearts. San Antonio Express-News / John Davenport

Fiona Micheline, 5, waves an American flag as military personnel pass by her during the Veterans Day parade in New York on Tuesday. AP / Seth Wenig

VFW Post 2475 past Commander Gene Slavin burns American flags on Tuesday afternoon at the VFW Post 2475 in Glens Falls N.Y. Prior to burning the flags, VFW member held a ceremony to mark the tradition. Post-Star / Erin Reid Coker

Tibor Rudin, right, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism as a Marine Corps corporal in the Korean War, salutes a memorial wreath beneath a mural of Revolutionary War scenes during Veterans Day ceremonies on the 90th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Tuesday. AP / Reed Saxon

Bud Nutterville, left, and Master Sgt. Jack Evansizer take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Memorial Gardens Cemetery during a Veterans Day event on Tuesday in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Coeur d'Alene Press / Jerome A. Pollos

Russ DeVerniero, with the Pappy Boyington Detachment of the Marine Corps League, fires a round during a gun-salute during a Veterans Day event on Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Coeur d'Alene Press / Jerome A. Pollos

An Honor Guard member stands nearby as World War II military-vintage airplanes fly over in formation during the Veterans Day ceremony and dedication of New Jersey's World War II Memorial across the street from the Statehouse on Tuesday in Trenton, N.J. AP / Mel Evans

World War II veteran Anna Hoffman salutes as she and other New Jersey veterans attend the Veterans Day ceremony and dedication of the state's World War II Memorial across the street from the Statehouse on Tuesday in Trenton, N.J. AP / Mel Evans

Vietnam War veteran James G. LeVere sits in silence at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia, Penna. on Tuesday. AP / Matt Rourke

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