Veterans Day 2012
A man holds up American flags during the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11.
Carol Romeo holds up a photo of her father, Jack Romeo, a World War II veteran during the Veterans Day Parade in New York.
A man adorned with American Flags marches up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in New York.
Jamie Trachtenberg, of Chicago, right, holds her son Evan Trachtenberg, 2, as they and others watch the Veterans Day Parade make its way up New York's Fifth Avenue.
U.S. Army Sgt. Zach Ames, center, who has been on a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, surprises his wife, Bri Ames, left, and their daughter Emersyn, with a reunion prior to an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks on Veterans Day in Seattle.
People grieve at a gravesite in Section 60, an area at Arlington National Cemeterywhere members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances in Arlington, Va.
Veterans and service members carry the colors during the annual Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., attended by President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama lays a wreath during a Veterans' Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
A volunteer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands on a ladder to make an etching of a name high on the wall on the Memorial's 30th anniversary.
Filipino visitors walk along a hall of walls with names of Missing in Action soldiers at the Manila U.S. Cemetery and Memorial, in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, Nov. 11. The Philippines and the United States marked Veterans Day to honor Filipino and U.S. sacrifices during war.
Boy Scout Michael Demanche, of Mashpee, Mass., salutes the flag during a ceremony held at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Nov. 10. Following the ceremony, Demanche joined hundreds of volunteers in placing thousands of American flags at the graves of deceased veterans in advance of Veterans Day.
Joseph Manning, right, of Raynham, Mass., and his son Joey, 6, a Cub Scout, place U.S. flags at the graves of veterans at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Nov. 10.
U.S. Marine Corps CWO4 Thomas Hoare, a 25-year veteran reservist, 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, Nov. 10.