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November 11, 2010
Veterans honored and remembered
The nation's veterans were honored and remembered during the annual Veterans Day on Thursday. (35 images)

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Dog tags of the 58, 211 American service personnel who died in the Vietnam War, hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum on Veterans Day, Thursday Nov. 11, 2010 in Chicago. AP / Charles Rex Arbogast


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United States Marine Corps Capt. Jill A. Leyden visits the grave of her friend USMC Major Megan McClung on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Leyden and McClung served in Iraq, McClunk died there in 2006. Getty Images / Win McNamee



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U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Murry (R) is comforted by another Marine while kneeling at the grave site of his friend U.S. Marine Sgt. David Smith who was killed in Afghanistan, on November 11, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Smith died January 26, 2010 while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Families and friends visited Section 60 at Arlington Cemetery today to pay respects on Veterans day. Getty Images / Mark Wilson



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The shadow of Vietnam veteran Bud Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is seen on the Vietnam Memorial wall, which pays tribute to servicemen killed in the Vietnam War, on Veterans Day November 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. Veterans Day honors those who served in the military. Moore served in Quang Tri from 1968-1969. AFP/Getty Images / Mandel Ngan



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A man rubs a name from a wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after a Veterans Day event November 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. The nation's veterans were honored and remembered during the annual Veterans Day. Getty Images / Alex Wong



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Gianna Piccolo, 3, whose father is a Navy veteran, watches U.S. Army soldiers march during the annual Veterans Day parade November 11, 2010 in New York City. The nation's largest Veterans Day parade features approximately 20,000 participants and more than 3,000 active duty servicemen and women who parade up Fifth Avenue. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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Members of the Middletown High Schoool (NY) JROTC carry the American flag during the annual Veterans Day parade November 11, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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A Marine pitches in to help roll up the a flag from the ground zero and the World Trade Center attacks at the conclusion of the Veteran's Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. AP / Kathy Willens



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U.S. Army Sgt. Dayanara Haught and her son Christopher, right, watch as members of the army stand at attention during a break in the 91st annual Veteran's Day parade, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in New York. The city's annual parade is the nation's oldest and largest. AP / Kathy Willens



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Vietnam veteran Gary Fox tapes flowers next to the names of fallen friends at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. AP / Matt Rourke



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Marian Carr Brickhouse pays her respect to her brother Robert Carr at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Philadelphia. AP / Matt Rourke



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Korean War veteran Robert W. Fulmer bows his head during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. AP / Matt Rourke



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Nine-year-old Joseph Croegaert salutes as he watches the Veterans Day parade Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in downtown Peoria, Ill. Croegaert's father is an Air Force veteran, and his older brother is in the Air Force Academy. Journal Star / Adam Gerik



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In this photo taken Nov. 10, 2010, 5-year-old Zechariah Hunsickler, center, shakes hands with veteran Eileen Sullers who is being pushed by guardian Claire Spickelmier at the 122nd Fighter Wing Air Guard Base in Fort Wayne, Ind. Sullers served on the flight line issuing parachutes and oxygen masks to pilots in WII. The Journal Gazette / Swikar Patel



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James York attends the 2010 Veterans Day Celebration in the City of Flint, Mich., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 which is hosted by VFW Dr. George Washington Carver Post 379. York, 84, of Flint, served in the Army during World War II. The Flint Journal / Cassi Alexandra



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The crowd gathered at The Great Lakes National Cemetery salute and stand during the presentation of military wreaths during a Veteran's Day observance at the cemetery in Holly, Mich., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The Flint Journal / Ryan Garza



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Deborah Barr, of Ortonville, Mich., grasps her brother U.S. Navy HT1 Daniel Doule's gravestone, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. following a Veteran's Day observance. The Flint Journal / Ryan Garza



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Retired U.S. Marine bugler Thomas J. Day plays Taps, during a Veterans Day observance at Soldier Field Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Chicago. AP / Charles Rex Arbogast



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A Patriot Guard Rider wipes tears from her eyes as the American flag covered casket containing the body of Army Cpl. Chad Young, 25, of Rochester, Ill., who was killed in Afghanistan arrives at the 183rd Fighter Wing at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill., on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Young, who was promoted to corporal posthumously, was killed when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3. The Patriot Guard Riders are a US motorcycle club that attends the funerals of members of the United States Armed Forces at the invitation of the deceasedÃŒs family. AP / Seth Perlman



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Members of Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout pack 461, based at nearby Joint Base Lewis McChord, place flags on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during Veterans Day observances Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Olympia, Wash. AP / Elaine Thompson



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A man reaches out to touch names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial following Veterans Day observances Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Olympia, Wash. AP / Elaine Thompson



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From left, Master of Ceremonies JW Johnson,Chaplain and Marine veteran Robert Cox and keynote speaker, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Holm stand in salute during the playing of the National Anthem at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia,Wash. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The Olympian / Steve Bloom



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Enza Buccini, of Bremerton, places a flag on her husband Louis's grave at Miller-Woodlawn Cemetery in honor of his service as a member of the Marine Corps on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Bremerton, Wash. Kitsap Sun / Meegan M. Reid



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Naval Sea Cadet Corps members pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the 'Honor All Who Have Served' Veterans Day event on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Bremerton, Wash. Kitsap Sun / Meegan M. Reid



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Cheyenne resident Wil Burke III listens during a Veterans Day wreath ceremony at Beth El Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Cheyenne, Wy. Wyoming Tribune Eagle / Michael Smith



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Tailynn Moore cheers during the 85th Veterans Day parade Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Knoxville, Tenn. Sponsored by the American Legion Knoxville Post 2, the parade featured two former Vietnam-era prisoners of war, Norman Gaddis and Bill Robinson, as grand marshals. Knoxville News Sentinel / Michael Patrick



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The sun rises over tombstones in the Marietta National Military Cemetery Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Marietta, Ga. AP / David Goldman



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Army Specialist, Kenneth Jones, a veteran of the Iraq war and other military veterans unfurl an American flag during a ceremony on Veterans Day on November 11, 2010 in Coconut Grove, Florida. Getty Images / Joe Raedle



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Spc. James Sutherland, left, salutes Marzell Smith, center, as Officer candidate Brandon Renfro plays ÎTapsÌ on a bugle, (not seen) during a Military Funeral Honors for her husband, the late Staff Sgt. Nile Smith Sr., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in El Dorado, Ark. The El Dorado News-Times / Michael Orrell



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People and flags line Dexter Avenue during the Veteran's Day Parade in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The parade is one of 54 Regional Veterans Day observances across the nation. Montgomery Advertiser / Lloyd Gallman



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Shiny helmets reflect their American flag during the Veteran's Day Parade in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The parade is one of 54 Regional Veterans Day observances across the nation. Montgomery Advertiser / Lloyd Gallman



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Members of The Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans carry a large American flag in the annual Veterans Day parade on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, on Thursday Nov. 11, 2010. Austin American-Statesman / Jay Janner



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Marine Corp Reserve Sgt. Robert Trujillo of Phoenix, Ariz., helps carry the "Heros Flag" during the Veterans Administration Veterans Day Parade in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The Arizona Republic / Mark Henle



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Chief Master Sgt. Bill Ross, a 35-year Air Force veteran, left, and Boy Scout Liam Gallagher, 12, raise one of 50 casket flags honoring local veterans, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Freeport, Maine. Glee Robinson Ross, right, helps guide the pole. AP / Robert F. Bukaty



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Members of the Civil War Hemlocks fire a three-inch ordinance rifle at the dedication ceremony for the Vermont Global War on Terror Memorial on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. The memorial recognizes all Vermont soldiers and Marines who have died as part of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. AP / Alison Redlich



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