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November 11, 2008
Veterans Day
A look at events over the weekend and on Mounday around the country as Veteran's Day begins. (15 images)

Ten-year-old Marcus Glover, a member of the Milton Lewis Young Marines of Gainesville, walks from grave to grave at Forest Meadows Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers by placing an American Flag near their headstones prior to Veteran's Day in Gainesville, Fla. on Saturday. The Gainesville Sun / Brad McClenny

Members of the Armed Forces Honor Guard perform a flag folding ceremony during an interment service for abandoned veterans on Friday at the Idaho Veterans Memorial in Boise, Idaho. AP / Charlie Litchfield

Star Asimakoupoulos sits by her husband, Ed's, grave as the American flag is lifted off his casket during a graveside service in Wenatchee, Wash., on Monday. Mr. Asimakoupoulos died Nov. 4 at the age of 82 and was buried with honors at the Wenatchee Cemetery. He served on the honor guard for the Japanese surrender ceremony in 1945 onboard the USS Missouri where served as a gunner. The Wenatchee World / Don Seabrook

Sgt. Steven plays Taps during the funeral for 27-year-old Sgt. Daniel Wallace of Dry Ridge, Ky. at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North at Williamstown, Ky. on Saturday. Wallace was killed last week when his platoon was attacked by a group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's 201st Engineer Battalion. The Cincinnati Enquirer / Jim Osborn

Friends and family watch as an honor Guard, made up of soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard, bring the body of Kentucky Army National Guard Sergeant Daniel Wallace to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Wallace's parents, Kenneth and Karen Wallace are in the front of the group, to the right of the casket. The Lexington Herald-Leader / Mark Ashley

Dana Bowman skydives onto the golf course at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday. Following his jump, the double amputee spoke in the VA Auditorium. A former member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute team, Bowman survived a mid-air collision with another skydiver that severed Bowmanís legs. The News-Review / Robin Loznak

U.S. servicemen Honry Ong, from left, of the Phillipines, Njoroge James of Kenya, Miguel Castano of Colombia, John Paul Reyes-Pina of Mexico, Jorge Gray of Panama and Steven Cauthon, right holding flag, of South Korea, take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. The six joined other U.S. service personnel who represent 15 different countries as they took the oath becoming U.S. citizens. November has been designated Veterans Appreciation Month by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department. AP /Tony Gutierrez

The remains of four forgotten war veterans are seen during a ceremony with full military honors at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph , Vt. on Friday. The remains were located by the Missing in America Project , a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding veterans remains in funeral and nursing homes across the nation. AP / Toby Talbot

Members of veterans motocycle groups hold flags during a ceremony for four forgotten veterans at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph , Vt., on Friday. The veterans remains were located by the Missing in America Project. AP / Toby Talbot

First-grade students practice singing the national anthem during a rehearsal on Monday for a special Veterans Day program at Apache Elementary School in Farmington, N.M. The Daily Times / Lindsay Pierce

Idaho Air Guardsman Mark Andrews, a radio operator, speaks to a class of Vallivue Middle School students about his job and some of the equipment he uses Monday morning during the third annual Veterans Celebration at the school in Caldwell, Idaho. Andrews was one of forty vets who were on hand to tell their stories to the students and to show some of the equipment they use. The Idaho Press-Tribune / Mike Vogt

Anessah Tookes places American flags on the graves of military veterans in Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, Wash. on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day. Tookes, 15, is a member of the Junior Girls of the VFW post no. 379. It's the first time the Junior Girls have placed the flags on the graves. Yakima Herald-Republic / Gordon King

U.S. Air Force airman Christopher Hall, right, takes part Saturday afternoon in the ninth annual Veterans Day Parade in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio Express-News / Edward A. Ornelas

Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Bremerton grounds keeper Javier Zatarain,left, clears away the leaves on the resting places of veterans on Monday. The flags were placed on the veterans resting places Friday by Boy Scouts. Tuesday is Veterans Day. Kitsap Sun / Larry Steagall

A large American flag moves along East Second Street on Sunday, in Maysville, Ky. during a Veteran's Day parade. The Ledger Independent / Terry Prather

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