Veteran’s Day 11-11-12

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A volunteer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial comfo
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: A volunteer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial comforts a US Marine who lost a friend during the Vietnam War 26 May in Washington D.C. Thousands of motorcyclists converged on the mall in Washington D.C. to celebrate Memorial Day. AFP PHOTO/Jamal A. WILSON (Photo credit should read JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Larry Froelich of Kentucky wipes his eye as he sea
Larry Froelich of Kentucky wipes his eye as he sea
WASHINGTON, : Larry Froelich of Kentucky wipes his eye as he searches for names of friends who were killed in Viet Nam 11 November on the Viet Nam War Memorial wall in Washington, DC. Hundreds of US military veterans came to Washington to pay their respects during the Veteran's Day observance. AFP PHOTO Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Debby Carter places a rose in memory of her father
Debby Carter places a rose in memory of her father
WASHINGTON, : Debby Carter places a rose in memory of her father at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, on Father's Day 18 June 2000. Roses were left at the memorial as part of ceremonies honoring fathers whose names are inscribed on the wall. AFP PHOTO/Shawn THEW (Photo credit should read SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man reaches up to trace the name of a fallen sol
WASHINGTON, : A man reaches up to trace the name of a fallen soldier at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, 25 May 2002. The US entered the Memorial Day holiday weekend under a steady stream of terrorism warnings, including a new threat to subways and trains. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
America Celebrates Veteran's Day
America Celebrates Veteran's Day
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 11: With the Washington monument in the background, vistors look at the engraved names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Veterans Day November 11, 2002 in Washington, DC. The memorial is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is the most visited memorial in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
America Celebrates Veteran's Day
America Celebrates Veteran's Day
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 11: Vistors look at the engraved names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Veterans Day November 11, 2002 in Washington, DC. The memorial is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is the most visited memorial in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Vietnam Vet Gary Huber of Mount Morris Michigan re
WASHINGTON, : Vietnam Vet Gary Huber of Mount Morris Michigan reaches out to a friends name on the rain covered black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of the wall on Veterans Day 11 November, 2002 Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Vietnam Vets Thomas Carnes (R) and Leonard Richard
Vietnam Vets Thomas Carnes (R) and Leonard Richard
WASHINGTON, : Vietnam Vets Thomas Carnes (R) and Leonard Richardson (L) looks for a fallen friends name along the rain covered black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of the wall on Veterans Day 11 November, 2002 Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Vietnam Vet Gil Quinoez of California looks at a f
Vietnam Vet Gil Quinoez of California looks at a f
WASHINGTON, : Vietnam Vet Gil Quinoez of California looks at a fallen friends name on the rain covered black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of the wall on Veterans Day 11 November, 2002 Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Coleman-Rihn touches her father's
Kelly Coleman-Rihn touches her father's
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Kelly Coleman-Rihn touches her father's (Joel Coleman) name that is etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, DC, on Veterans Day, 11 November, 2003. Veterans Day also marks the end of World War I. AFP PHOTO/Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Veterans Remember Comrades Whose Names Are Not On Vietnam Wall
Veterans Remember Comrades Whose Names Are Not On Vietnam Wall
WASHINGTON - APRIL 18: Ken Costner hugs Kay Lawrence from Indianapolis, Indiana as they pay tribute to her husband James Richard Lawrence who served in the military during the Vietnam War and died prematurely due to a non-combat injury caused directly by the war April 18, 2005 in Washington, DC. Family members read aloud the names of their loved ones during the National In Memory Day Ceremony and placed tributes at the panel of The Wall, since their loved ones do not meet Department of Defense guidelines for inscription on The Wall. The addition of this year's honorees takes the In Memory Honor Roll up to more than 1,500 individuals. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Veterans Remember Comrades Whose Names Are Not On Vietnam Wall
Veterans Remember Comrades Whose Names Are Not On Vietnam Wall
WASHINGTON - APRIL 18: (L-R) Michael Casares from San Antonio, Texas, Marily Brinton from York, Pennsylvania and Amy Sleva from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania pay tribute to their relatives who served in the military during the Vietnam War and died prematurely due to a non-combat injury caused directly by the war April 18, 2005 in Washington, DC. Family members read aloud the names of their loved ones during the National In Memory Day Ceremony and placed tributes at the panel of The Wall, since their loved ones do not meet Department of Defense guidelines for inscription on The Wall. The addition of this year's honorees takes the In Memory Honor Roll up to more than 1,500 individuals. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 30: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (R) stands at attention with other wreath layers while Taps is played during a Memorial Day Ceremony on the National Mall May 30, 2005 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored those who fought in the Vietnam War. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 27: Miguel Sanches (R) is hugged by Mike Huber, a fellow Vietnam Vet, as he cries after seeing the name of a friend who he served with inscribed on The Wall May 27, 2005 in Washington, DC. They are in the Capitol for Memorial Day weekend along with other veterans for the Rolling Thunder XVIII "Ride For Freedom" event on May 29, 2005 to commemorate the sacrifices made by Vietnam Veterans and POW/MIAs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 30: Park police, one of the reflected against the wall (L), salute during the national anthem during Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall May 30, 2005 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored those who fought in the Vietnam War. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 11: during a Veterans' Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial on the National Mall November 11, 2005 in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, was attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs US Marine General Peter Pace. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield looks at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during ceremonies to mark The Wall's 25th anniversary on the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC. A Vietnam veteran, Mansfield was paralyzed in 1968 when he was wounded during the Tet Offensive. Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with "The Reading of the Names," the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall's history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Veterans stencil the name of a friend wh
Veterans stencil the name of a friend who died in the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Memorial on May 24, 2008 in Washington, DC. Thousands are expected to visit the wall over the Memorial Day weekend. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Veterans stencil the name of a friend wh
Veterans stencil the name of a friend who died in the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Memorial on May 24, 2008 in Washington, DC. Thousands are expected to visit the wall over the Memorial Day weekend. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk along the path and pay their
People walk along the path and pay their
People walk along the path and pay their respects at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during the Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2009 in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Vietnam veteran Bud Moore of Fort Lauder
Vietnam veteran Bud Moore of Fort Lauder
Vietnam veteran Bud Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida reaches out to touch the surface of the Vietnam Memorial wall, which pays tribute to servicemen killed in the Vietnam War, on Veterans Day November 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. Veterans Day honors those who served in the military. Moore served in Quang Tri from 1968-1969. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A commemorative dog tag left with other
A commemorative dog tag left with other
A commemorative dog tag left with other items at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC, on Memorial Day Weekend on May 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Chris KLEPONIS (Photo credit should read CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Flowers, notes and memento cards, among
Flowers, notes and memento cards, among
Flowers, notes and memento cards, among other items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, 2011. The holiday honors US war veterans. AFP PHOTO/Chris KLEPONIS (Photo credit should read CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Tim and Estella McGregor create a rubbin
Tim and Estella McGregor create a rubbin
Tim and Estella McGregor create a rubbing from the name of a fallen soldier carved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, 2011. The holiday honors US war veterans. AFP PHOTO/Chris KLEPONIS (Photo credit should read CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Coleman-Rihn (L) helps her daughte
Kelly Coleman-Rihn (L) helps her daughte
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Kelly Coleman-Rihn (L) helps her daughter Alyssa copy the name of her grandfather (Joel Coleman) that is etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, DC, on Veterans Day, 11 November, 2003. Veterans Day also marks the end of World War I. AFP PHOTO/Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Vietnam Vets Posthumously Honor Veterans On In Memory Day
Vietnam Vets Posthumously Honor Veterans On In Memory Day
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A visitor to The Vietnam Veterans Memori
A visitor to The Vietnam Veterans Memori
A visitor to The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall May 24, 2009 in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day commemorates US military personnel living and those killed in the line of duty. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A US flag is seen next to the Wall at Th
A US flag is seen next to the Wall at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial May 24, 2009 in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day commemorates US military personnel living and those killed in the line of duty. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A teddy bear holding the photo of a sold
A teddy bear holding the photo of a sold
A teddy bear holding the photo of a soldier sits among the gifts left at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during the Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2009 in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A US flag leans against the National Vie
A US flag leans against the National Vie
A US flag leans against the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during the Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2009 in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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The shadow of Vietnam veteran Bud Moore
The shadow of Vietnam veteran Bud Moore
The shadow of Vietnam veteran Bud Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is seen on the Vietnam Memorial wall, which pays tribute to servicemen killed in the Vietnam War, on Veterans Day November 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. Veterans Day honors those who served in the military. Moore served in Quang Tri from 1968-1969. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall M
A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall May 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. People around the United States celebrate Memorial Day to honor veterans and those members of the US military who have fallen in past and present wars. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Hosts Ceremony At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Hosts Ceremony At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28: President Barack Obama stands at "The Wall" during a Memorial Day event a the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall May 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today's ceremony at the memorial is the first event in the ongoing, 13-year Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program that, according to the Department of Defense, "will partner with other federal agencies, veterans groups, state, local government and non-government organizations to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War." The black granite memorial bears the names of 58,272 military people who were killed in the Vietnam War. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Hosts Ceremony At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Hosts Ceremony At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War during a Memorial Day event a the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall May 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today's ceremony at the memorial is the first event in the ongoing, 13-year Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program that, according to the Department of Defense, "will partner with other federal agencies, veterans groups, state, local government and non-government organizations to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War." The black granite memorial bears the names of 58,272 military people who were killed in the Vietnam War. *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama stands at the
US President Barack Obama stands at the
US President Barack Obama stands at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during ceremonies to commemorate the Vietnam War?s 50th anniversary on Memorial Day May 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Memorial Day is observed in remembrance for those died while serving in the US military. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)
Dawn Lindsey (R) and Patty Skully embrace at the V
Dawn Lindsey (R) and Patty Skully embrace at the V
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 9: Dawn Lindsey (R) and Patty Skully embrace at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 09 November 1992. Commermoration activities marking the 10th anniversary of the black granite memorial continue through Veterans Day 11 November. (Photo credit should read ROBERT GIROUX/AFP/Getty Images)
Regina Talley of Raliegh, North Carolina, a volunt
Regina Talley of Raliegh, North Carolina, a volunt
WASHINGTON, : Regina Talley of Raliegh, North Carolina, a volunteer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial pencils a name into paper 25 May in Washington DC. An expected 250,000 bikers converged on the Mall during the 10th Annual Memorial Day Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. AFP PHOTO/Jamal A. WILSON (Photo credit should read JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The US, POW-MIA and the Republic of Vietnam flags
The US, POW-MIA and the Republic of Vietnam flags
WASHINGTON, : The US, POW-MIA and the Republic of Vietnam flags are reflected 11 November 2001 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. The US is celebrating Veterans' Day. AFP PHOTO/ Shawn THEW (Photo credit should read SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial 20th Anniversay
Vietnam Veterans Memorial 20th Anniversay
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 10: A man traces names from a wall panel onto a U.S. flag at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial November 10, 2002 in Washington, DC. This year's Veterans Day marks the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Jadon Babinski, 3, from Fairfax Virginia holds an
Jadon Babinski, 3, from Fairfax Virginia holds an
WASHINGTON, : Jadon Babinski, 3, from Fairfax Virginia holds an American flag as his parents walk along the rain covered black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of the wall on Veterans Day 11 November, 2002 Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 27: Vietnam Vet Miguel Sanches cries after seeing the name of a friend who he served with inscribed on The Wall May 27, 2005 in Washington, DC. Sanches is in the Capitol for Memorial Day weekend along with other veterans for the Rolling Thunder XVIII "Ride For Freedom" event on May 29, 2005. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 27: Vietnam Vet Gary Vallone is overcome with emotion after seeing the name of a friend who he served with inscribed on The Wall May 27, 2005 in Washington, DC. Vallone is in the Capitol for Memorial Day weekend along with other veterans for the Rolling Thunder XVIII "Ride For Freedom" event on May 29, 2005. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
Rolling Thunder Bikers Arrive In Washington Ahead Of Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 27: Vietnam Vet Mike McDole cries after seeing the name of a friend who he served with inscribed on The Wall May 27, 2005 in Washington, DC. McDole is in the Capitol for Memorial Day weekend along with other veterans for the Rolling Thunder XVIII "Ride For Freedom" event on May 29, 2005 to commemorate the sacrifices made by Vietnam Veterans and POW/MIAs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Rolling Thunder Bikers Pay Their Respects Ahead Of Memorial Day
Rolling Thunder Bikers Pay Their Respects Ahead Of Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 29: A visitor casts a shadow on the Vietnam Memorial wall May 29, 2005 in Washington, DC. Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders have come to the nations capitol along with other veterans for the Rolling Thunder "Ride For Freedom," to commemorate the sacrifices made by Vietnam Veterans and POW/MIAs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 30: Vietnam veterans stand at the Vietnam Memorial during a Memorial Day Ceremony on the National Mall May 30, 2005 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored those who fought in the Vietnam War. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
Vietnam Veterans Hold Ceremony At Wall On Memorial Day
WASHINGTON - MAY 30: A Park Police officer stands guard at the Vietnam Memorial during a Memorial Day Ceremony on the National Mall May 30, 2005 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored those who fought in the Vietnam War. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 11: during a Veterans' Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial on the National Mall November 11, 2005 in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, was attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs US Marine General Peter Pace. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: Mark Seeley of Boise, Idaho, kisses where his father John Seeley's name is inscribed in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during ceremonies to mark The Wall's 25th anniversary at the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC. Seeley's father was a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot and was killed in Vietnam in June 1966, three months before Mark started kindergarten. Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with "The Reading of the Names," the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall's history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: Vietnam veteran Lyle Hurley of Woodbridge, Virginia is reflected in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during ceremonies to mark The Wall's 25th anniversary on the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC. Hurley stated, "all the names mean so much" to him and that he was real sorry that he was "here and they are not." Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with "The Reading of the Names," the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall's history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: U.S. Marine Corps bugler Staff Sgt. Michael Warnick plays "Taps" during ceremonies to mark The Wall's 25th anniversary on the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC. Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with "The Reading of the Names," the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall's history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Names Of War Dead Read At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: Visitors look closely at the names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during ceremonies to mark The Wall's 25th anniversary on the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC. Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with "The Reading of the Names," the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall's history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A US flag leans against the National Vie
A US flag leans against the National Vie
A US flag leans against the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during the Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2009 in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial W
Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial W
Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall May 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. People around the United States celebrate Memorial Day to honor veterans and those members of the US military who have fallen in past and present wars. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall M
A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall M
A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall May 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. People around the United States celebrate Memorial Day to honor veterans and those members of the US military who have fallen in past and present wars. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
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France's President Francois Hollande (C) shakes hands with veterans after laying a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2012 as part of the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I. AFP PHOTO POOL /MICHEL SPINGLER (Photo credit should read MICHEL SPINGLER/AFP/Getty Images)
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France's President Francois Hollande (C) shakes hands with veterans after laying a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2012 as part of the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I. AFP PHOTO POOL /MICHEL SPINGLER (Photo credit should read MICHEL SPINGLER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Veterans attend the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO POOL / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Veterans attend the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO POOL / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at a Veterans' Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama bows his head in reflection during a wreath during a Veterans' Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Vice President Joe Biden (L), his wife Jill and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) arrive at a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans' Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama arrives for a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans' Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama attends a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans' Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of a joint US mmilitary honor guard march into position before a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans' Day attended by US President Barack Obama at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive for a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans' Day attended by US President Barack Obama at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) and French Junior Minister for Veterans, Kader Arif (L) attend a ceremony on November 11, 2012 in Rethondes as part of the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I between the Allies and Germany. AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks during Veterans' Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama places a stone on a grave marker with US first lady Michelle Obama on while in Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Obama visited the area of the cemetery which is where many who died while serving in the War on Terrorism, the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks to a woman during a visit to Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Obama visited the area of the cemetery which is where many who died while serving in the War on Terrorism, the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the US military and visitors(top) listen as US President Barack Obama speaks during Veterans' Day ceremnies at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the US Army honor guard stands near the amphitheater where US President Barack Obama speaks during Veterans' Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Color Guard roll up American and other flags after Veterans' Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Color Guard roll up American and other flags after Veterans' Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the US Navy choir sing before US President Barack Obama delivers a Veterans' Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman sitting next to a grave watches as US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people while visiting Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Obama visited the area of the cemetery which is where many who died while serving in the War on Terrorism, the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan are laid to rest. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault (C) and French Junior Minister for Veterans, Kader Arif (2ndL) lay a wreath during a ceremony on November 11, 2012 in Rethondes as part of the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I between the Allies and Germany. AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dr. Jill Biden and US Vice President Joseph R. Biden walk through Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The Biden's visited the area of the cemetery which is where many who died while serving in the War on Terrorism, the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan are laid to rest. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman grieves for a soldier buried in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Veterans Day is an official US holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Relatives of deceased US service members visit graves in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Veterans Day is an official US holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Relatives of deceased US service members visit graves in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Veterans Day is an official US holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman carries roses to a grave in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Veterans Day is an official US holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet veterans and their families during a wreath-laying ceremony on Veteran's Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
Veteran's Day Parade Held In New York City
Veteran's Day Parade Held In New York City
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Parade participants representing The Wounded Warriors Project carry the American Flag, made in South Boston, Virginia on November 11, 2012 in New York City. Former Mayor Ed Koch is the grand marshal for the parade, which expects to draw thousands of spectators and is the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama greets veterans and their families on Veteran's Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is the final resting place for the majority of casualties Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
Veteran's Day Parade Held In New York City
Veteran's Day Parade Held In New York City
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President Obama Lays Wreath At Tomb Of The Unknowns At Arlington Nat'l Cemetery
President Obama Lays Wreath At Tomb Of The Unknowns At Arlington Nat'l Cemetery
ARLINGTON - NOVEMBER 11: November 11, 2012 Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Lexey Swall/Getty Images)
Veteran's Day Parade Held In New York City
Veteran's Day Parade Held In New York City
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