Veterans Day observed across U.S.
Jeffrey Ottie of Blairsville, Pa., places a new flag at the grave of his friend WWII veteran James O'Neil in the Blairsville Cemetery on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
The Bartlett Community Band, not pictured, begins to play the National Anthem as Priscilla Eclarinal pays her respects to her father's grave at the start of the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Her father, Chief Petty Officer Teofilo Eclarinal served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy fighting in both WWII and Korea.
World War II combat veteran Ben Kauffman, age 86, carries an American flag as he listens to a speaker during a Veterans Day ceremony in the small town of Loveland, Colo., Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Kauffman, who fought in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 with the U.S. Army's 17th Infantry Regiment, also served in Korea.
United States Army Sgt. Zach Ames, center, who has been on a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, surprises his wife, Bri Ames, left, and their daughter Emersyn, right, with a reunion prior to an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Seattle.
Navajo Code Talker WWII veteran Albert Smith, 89, left, waves as he rides up New York's Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.
Austin Wolk, 6, left, and Richard Bolando, 6, second from left, both from West Babylon, N.Y., hold pictures of WWII veterans as they wait to march up New York's Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day Parade Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.
Former Navy Master Chief Nick Patrizio, 98, right, salutes along with Beaches Honor Guard member and veteran Noble Staples, center, and Jean Barnes as the Colors are retired to end the ceremony at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. U.S. The event was hosted by American Legion and VFW post from the area and members of the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park.
A World War II veteran participates in a Veterans Day ceremony in the small town of Loveland, Colo., Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.
Before the Veterans Day ceremony at Fort George Wright Cemetery in Spokane, Wash., Master Sgt. Jason Young from Fairchild Air Force Base, with his son Cooper, age 3, place American flags next to gravestones of U.S. military veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
World War II Army veteran Ray Kell, 87, puts in a cross at Grand Circus Park in Detroit on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Local chapters of Veterans For Peace, Chapter 74 from Washtenaw County, made a display of one cross for every Michigan soldier killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq war on Veterans Day in Grand Circus Park. Each cross displayed has the photo, name, age, rank and unit of the 64 Michigan soldiers killed in Afghanistan and 160 killed in Iraq.
Janice Williams plays with the Bartlett Community Band during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.