AP PHOTOS: US honors its military on Veterans Day

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 7:41 PM
AP PHOTOS: US honors its military on Veterans Day

A single yellow rose at a 9/11 memorial. A wreath in remembrance. A presidential promise to do better in caring for those who have served. Parades of thousands.

Across the United States on Wednesday, Americans found ways big and small to honor and remember members of all branches of the U.S. military on Veterans Day. The day marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I and has become a day to honor all current and former veterans.

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and said the nation must "match our words with deeds" in ensuring veterans get the services they need.

Here's a gallery of images from Veterans Day.

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This story has been corrected to show the yellow rose was at a memorial, not a grave.

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