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    United States Army World War II veteran Frederick Carrier waves a flag during the Veterans Day parade in New York.

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    Maddie Nistl, 9, places a single rose at the base of a headstone among flag-covered graves on Veterans Day in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery in Seattle. Maddie has come to the cemetery every Veterans Day and Memorial Day since she was 3 years old and wanders among the graves, placing pink, red or white roses on a handful of graves of veterans. The Veterans Day holiday honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

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    Members of the armed serves escort Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in Arlington, Va.

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    Vietnam War veteran Norm Polacke participates in Veterans Day ceremonies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Scott raises an American Flag at Andersonville National Cemetery, in Andersonville, Ga. Scott is a member of Robins Riders motorcycle club who volunteer to set up more that 200 flags at the cemetery located next the Andersonville prisoner of war camp where almost 13,000 union troops died during the Civil War.

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    A bugler plays "Taps" during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in honor of Veterans Day.

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    Rows of graves at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Ga. The cemetery is located next the Andersonville prisoner of war camp where almost 13,000 union troops died during the Civil War.

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    Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point march during the Veterans Day parade on 5th Avenue in New York.

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    Vice President Joe Biden pauses after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts.

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    A man carrying a sign reading "Home of the Free Because of the Brave" walks in a Veterans Day procession in Concord, Massachusetts.

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    Cliff Knechtel, 12, a Boy Scout from Edmonds, Wash., Troop 300, carries a bundle of flags after helping to place others on graves in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery in Seattle.

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    Biden prepares to lay a wreath in an annual ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Robinson Pyle plays "Taps" during Veterans Day ceremonies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    A volunteer places a flower on an inscribed name at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. The roses are placed on the names of veterans as a Salute to Service for Veterans Day.

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    United States military veterans wave to crowds during the Veterans Day parade in New York.

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