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Photo: President John F. Kennedy lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 11, 1961. (White House photo by Robert Knudsen courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/Released)

Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day? It all started when… well, you’ll have to read on to find out.
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Navy Veterans Day Message

The U.S. Navy takes a moment to honor the men and women who have served in defense of our country.
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Photo: U.S. sailors take down the American flag after a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr./Released)

In honor of Veterans Day, blogger William Selby reaches out to a new generation of veterans to find out what this day and identity mean to them.
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Photo: Jim Dykstra holds up a photo in McLean, Va., Nov. 2, 2013, that was taken during his time in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Defense Department photo by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

Twenty-one Months: A Vietnam veteran shares his journey from combat camera to Capitol Hill with blogger Jessica L. Tozer.
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Photo: Martin L. Paulson, a World War II veteran, stands by the I Corps Honor Guard during an award ceremony in Westport, Wash., Aug. 30, 2013, where he was presented the Bronze Star Medal for his actions during the assault and capture of Okinawa, Japan, in 1945. The award came after Gail L. Furford discovered letters from Paulson written to his sister during his time in Okinawa. After reading the letters, Furford felt that Paulson deserved of recognition for his heroic actions 68 years after the battle. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Miriam Espinoza Torres/Released)

For Martin L. Paulson, a World War II veteran who fought in the 1945 assault and capture of Okinawa, Japan, receiving an award for his service is an experience he’ll never forget.
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