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The Blackened Canteen Ceremony is a Pearl Harbor Day tradition that promotes peace between nations through ceremony … and whiskey.
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Photo: Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009. The parade, the largest military parade in the nation, honors Basilone, a Marine gunnery sergeant native to the town, who received a Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for actions in Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton/ Released)

Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009.
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President Barack Obama proclaims Nov. 11, Veterans Day, reminding American citizens that responsibilities to vets will always endure.
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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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