Veterans Day 2013: Photos of observances from around the nation and the world

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Veterans Day 2013: Photos of observances from around the nation and the world
Vietnam War Army veteran Larry Via (L) joins other veterans for a prayer during an event to celebrate Veterans Day November 11, 2013 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamps during the event to honor the 464 recipients of the award. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (L) places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2013. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Christian Albornoz, 4, stands with his father Cmdr. Julio Albornoz during a Veterans Day ceremony at the University of Miami, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Coral Gables, Fla. Albornoz was recognized for his service in Afghanistan where he served for nine months with the Navy Nurse corps. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Berna Brown visits the grave of her late husband, Robert E. Brown, who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and passed away in 2011, at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, in Denver, on Veteran's Day, Monday Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the colors are presented during a Veterans Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in San Antonio. Halvorsen, 93, was a C-47 and C-54 transport pilot in WWII. Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Joshua Terry, 8, of St. Mary's County, Md., left, and Wyatt Harris, dressed in a civil war era uniforms, spend a moment in silence as they participate in a ceremony honoring Veterans Day and the Tuskegee Airman, Monday Nov. 11, 2013, at the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Spectators watch the annual Veterans Day Parade Novermber 11, 2013 on Fifth Avenue in New York. The parade honored all veterans with a special salute to women in uniform. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
US Army unit marches during the annual Veterans Day Parade Novermber 11, 2013 on Fifth Avenue in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point march during the annual Veterans Day Parade Novermber 11, 2013 on Fifth Avenue in New York. The parade honored all veterans with a special salute to women in uniform. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Native American Women Warriors march during the annual Veterans Day Parade Novermber 11, 2013 on Fifth Avenue in New York. The parade honored all veterans with a special salute to women in uniform. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the New York State National Guard carry a large flag during the annual Veterans Day Parade Novermber 11, 2013 on Fifth Avenue in New York. The parade honored all veterans with a special salute to women in uniform. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the military stand at attention before a ceremony where U.S. President Barack Obama will lay a commemorative wreath for Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. For Veterans Day, President Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
An unidentified Viet Nam veteran traces a name off a fallen soldier off the Viet Nam Memorial wall seen here on Veteran's Day November 11, 2013 as he pays his respects in Washington, DC.  (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivorian World War II veterans leave a monument in memory of WWI and WWII soldiers on November 11, 2013 in Abidjan during the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the end of World War I. (SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)
Citizens of the southern French town of Nice wearing "Poilu" or French World War I infantry uniforms, parade during an Armistice Day ceremony in Nice, France, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The Nov. 11 ceremony marks the signing of the truce that ended the fighting in World War I, and in modern times is used to salute all those who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
The 48th Highlanders of Canada marched up Queens Park Circle to the cenotaph on the north side of Queens park to pay respect to fallen comrades this Remembrance Day 2013. They were joined by several veterans of all ages and their families to pay tribute to the legacy of their fallen comrades. Toronto, November 10, 2013. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
A veteran holds a poppy wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony attended by members of Scotland's armed forces and other veterans to commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts on November 10, 2013 in Fort William, Scotland. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
A veteran attends a Remembrance Day ceremony along with members of Scotland's armed forces and other veterans to commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts on November 10, 2013 in Fort William, Scotland. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip (R) attends the Last Post ceremony, a commemoration of World War I (1914-1918), commonly known as Remembrance Day, at the Menenport, in Ieper (Ypres), on November 11, 2013. Ahead of the centenary of the start of the WWI, 70 bags of soil from the battlefield and cemeteries in the area will be delivered to a delegation of the prestigious Guards Regiment on the way to London for the Flanders Field Memorial Garden to the memory of British soldiers who fell at WWI. The ceasefire went into effect in 1918 as Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies. They also commemorate the victims of the Second World War II (1940-1945) and of humanitarian and peace operations after 1945. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers of Slovak Army attend the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the end of WWI on November 11, 2013 at Bratislava's international army cemetery. (SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman pays tribute at the Cenotaph during the Rememberance Day Service held at the Cenotaph, Martin Place on November 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. A one minute silence is called at 11.00am on the 11th day of the 11th month to remembers the members of armed forces who were killed at battle. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
Sri Lankan Navy soldiers stand to attention during a ceremony to mark Poppy Day, or Remembrance Day at the war memorial in Colombo on November 10, 2013. Authorities were also remembering thousands of troops who lost their lives while battling Tamil Tiger rebels between 1972 and May 2009. Paper poppies are worn in current and former Commonwealth states on Armistice Day, when hostilities ceased in World War I, to remember the dead from two World Wars and later conflicts. (LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day in commemoration of the armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. Today, observances are being held throughout the U.S. and around the world. Click through the slide show above for a glimpse of some of the different commemorations being held on Monday.

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