In honor of Veterans Day, this slide show features historical photos of men and women who served and ceremonies to honor them.
When Beth Ann Daigre’s husband was laid to rest in 2002, a Navy officer presented her with the nation’s flag and spoke to her in hushed tones. “On behalf of the president of the United States and the chief of naval operations, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one’s service to this country and a grateful Navy.”
President Barack Obama paid fond tribute Wednesday to the determination of the U.S. military, from those who served generations ago to today’s troops fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and missions around the world.
Services affected by the Veterans Day holiday today and area Veterans Day events.