Saluting the troops on Veterans Day (16 images)

Veterans were honored across the country in observance of Veterans Day this week. In addition to ceremonies November 10, 2017, at the U.S. Naval Memorial, World War II Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., a parade was held November 11, 2017, in St. Louis.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 at 6:44 PM
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A member of the American Legion Post 404 salutes a POW/MIA tribute during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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Members of a Navy honor guard participate in the ceremony. The Navy has been involved in 10 major wars across the globe since its inception in 1775. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
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Spencher Scheer, a Navy veteran of Operation Desert Storm, particpates in the ceremony. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
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Scheer and his wife, Bobby Hud, of Stafford, Va., pray together during the ceremony. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
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A fresh wreath was placed at the memorial for the holiday. The significance of the wreath is due to the symbolic nature of flowers and speaks to the inherit beauty and brevity in life. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
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Rear Adm. Charles M. Rock, cmmander of the Naval District of Washington, salutes the Lone Sailor statue. The statue commemorates the mission of the Navy to honor and recognize the men and women of the seas services. Lone Sailor statues are placed all over the world to recognize global service, though the original is pictured here. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
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Members of a Navy honor guard. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
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