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November 11, 2012
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United States Army Sgt. Zach Ames, center, who has been on a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, surprises his wife, Bri Ames, left, and their daughter Emersyn, right, with a reunion prior to an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Seattle.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Va., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

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Military Veterans sit a listen to a Veterans Day Tribute ceremony, during which they will receive their high school diplomas that they did not get since they left school to serve in the military at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, NJ, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

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Mike Hoover, pictured, with American Legion Post 568, in Stevensville, Mich., stands at attention Sunday, November 11, 2012, during a Veterans Day Salute held at the Lincoln Township Cemetery, in Stevensville, Mich.

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LeRoy Grosskreutz of the VFW Post 388 Honor Guard uses a hammer to ring a bell during Veterans Day ceremonies at VFW Post 388 in Wausau, Wis., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

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Pictures of WWII veterans are carried up New York’s Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.

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WWII veteran Eugene Cannava, 86, from New York, left, chats with Korean War veteran Samuel Benchimol, 81, from Glen Head, N.Y., as they wait to march up New York’s Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.

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American flags wave in the wind in honor of Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, Mich .

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Members of the U.S. Army Reserves do cadence as they wait to march up New York’s Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.

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The American flag is carried up New York’s Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.

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Vietnam War veterans Fred Reiman, of Norwood, N.J., left, and Rick Frato, of Township of Washington, N.J., wait to take part in the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012 in New York. Both Rieman and Frato are with the Nam Knights.