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Americans Mark Veterans Day

November 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S. - a federal holiday to honor all military personnel who have served the U.S. in all wars.
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A member of the U.S. Marines Corp. looks at the graves in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11th, 2012, Arlington, VA. (VOA / D. Manis)
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A member of the U.S. Marines Corp. looks at the graves in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11th, 2012, Arlington, VA. (VOA / D. Manis)

Members of Riverside Military Academy from Gainesville, Ga., march down Baker Street during the 31st annual Veterans Day Parade in Atlanta, Saturday, November 10, 2012. (AP)
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Members of Riverside Military Academy from Gainesville, Ga., march down Baker Street during the 31st annual Veterans Day Parade in Atlanta, Saturday, November 10, 2012. (AP)

Early morning sun lights headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., as the country commemorates Veterans Day, November 11, 2012. (AP)
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Early morning sun lights headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., as the country commemorates Veterans Day, November 11, 2012. (AP)

American expatriates walk through rows of crosses following a wreath-laying ceremony to mark U.S. Veterans Day at the American Cemetery at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP)
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American expatriates walk through rows of crosses following a wreath-laying ceremony to mark U.S. Veterans Day at the American Cemetery at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP)

Jimmy Bacolo, right, of Staten Island, N.Y., a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5195 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y., attends the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 Memorial, in New York, November 10, 2012. (AP)
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Jimmy Bacolo, right, of Staten Island, N.Y., a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5195 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y., attends the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 Memorial, in New York, November 10, 2012. (AP)

Members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps take part in the Flags Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 10, 2012. (Coast Guard / Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando)
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Members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps take part in the Flags Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 10, 2012. (Coast Guard / Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando)

Kevin Carpenter, of Nassau County Chapter 82 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, ties a yellow ribbon to the tree that survived the terror attack, during the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 Memorial, in New York, November 10, 2012. (AP)
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Kevin Carpenter, of Nassau County Chapter 82 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, ties a yellow ribbon to the tree that survived the terror attack, during the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 Memorial, in New York, November 10, 2012. (AP)

Joseph Manning, right, of Raynham, Mass., and his son Joey, 6, a Cub Scout, place U.S. flags at the graves of deceased veterans at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Nov. 10, 2012. (AP)
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Joseph Manning, right, of Raynham, Mass., and his son Joey, 6, a Cub Scout, place U.S. flags at the graves of deceased veterans at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Nov. 10, 2012. (AP)

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