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Here's How People Are Commemorating Veterans Day

See how the day was recognized around the world.

Veterans Day on Wednesday marked a way for people around the country and the world to commemorate those who serve.

Thousands participated in various parades and events across the nation and overseas to commemorate the holiday. The photos below will take you around the nation, and the world, to join in the commemoration:

  • President Barack Obama pauses for the playing of 'Taps' as he participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unk
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    President Barack Obama pauses for the playing of 'Taps' as he participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Veteran's Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Members of the G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School NJROTC color guard carry their flags during a Veterans day ceremony on N
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    Members of the G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School NJROTC color guard carry their flags during a Veterans day ceremony on November 11, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. 
  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) marches in the Veterans Day Parade in Lebanon, New Hampshire.&n
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    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) marches in the Veterans Day Parade in Lebanon, New Hampshire. 
  • Anthony Petruzzi, 92, a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam is greeted as he arrives with an Honor Fight group from K
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    Anthony Petruzzi, 92, a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam is greeted as he arrives with an Honor Fight group from Kansas City, Missouri, at the WWII Memorial on Veteran's Day.
  • A World War I army reinactor marches in the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on in New York City. Known
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    A World War I army reinactor marches in the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on in New York City. Known as 'America's Parade' it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups.
  • Veterans association members get ready on November 11, 2015 for for the first WWI armistice ceremony in Parigny la Rose, Fran
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    Veterans association members get ready on November 11, 2015 for for the first WWI armistice ceremony in Parigny la Rose, France. Nearly one hundred years after WWI, the small village of Parigny-la -Rose, south of Auxerre, make amends and honours its four forgotten French 'poilus' soldiers killed in action and who now have their war memorial. 
  • A woman touches a memorial plaque after the Armistice Day service of remembrance with members of the armed forces and veteran
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    A woman touches a memorial plaque after the Armistice Day service of remembrance with members of the armed forces and veterans at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, central England on November 11, 2015. The Armed Forces Memorial is to undergo a year-long programme of repairs and improvements, starting on November 12, 2015. 
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