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Soldiers Honored in Veteran's Day Ceremonies
U.S. Army Georgia National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Smith, right, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, embraces Korean War veteran Jim Conway, 84, as military service members are asked to sing along to the Armed Services Medley during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, on Nov. 11, 2014 in Atlanta.
Veterans Day honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It occurs on the same day as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are observed to commemorate the end of World War I.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Veterans Day observations at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower.
Maddie Nistl, 9, walks with her father, Dee Nistl, an Air Force veteran, past flag-covered graves placed for Veterans Day in Evergreen-Washelli cemetery, on Nov. 11, in Seattle. Maddie has come to the cemetery every Veterans Day and Memorial Day since she was three years old to place roses on the graves of veterans.
A bugler plays "Taps" during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Nov. 11, at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Veterans Day.
The United States marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.