Veterans Day observed around the world
Sydney Kelly, 3, places a rose on the grave of Elite Navy SEAL member Aaron Carson Vaughn in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. on Veterans Day. Aaron Carson Vaughn died Aug. 6, 2011, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down. Sydney's mother Ginny Kelly is a family friend.
A visitor at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington passes early in the morning on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, to look at the names inscribed on the wall. Several ceremonies are scheduled in the Nation's Capitol to honor those who have served in the U.S. military including a wreath laying at Vietnam War Memorial. The Washington Monument is at right.
Army Pvt. George Sakato, center, reaches out to touch a wreath with Pvt. Wilburn Ross, left, and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, second from left, during a wreath-laying ceremony at the National World War ll Memorial on Veteran's Day, in Washington, Nov. 11, 2013.
Vietnam veteran Paul Dixon copies the names of his family members who were killed in the Vietnam War, as he makes a sunrise visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, Nov. 11, 2013.
A veteran takes part in the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Monday, Nov.11, 2013. Across Canada, meanwhile, local ceremonies played out as each time zone hit 11 a.m.
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.
World War II veteran from Liverpool, England, Alan Rowe, left, looks up at a young boy as paper poppies fall during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known. The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a special Armistice Day ceremony Monday and lay a poppy wreath.
Veterans take part in an Armistice Day ceremony, in Nice, southern France, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Nov. 11 marks the signing of the truce that ended the fighting in World War I and had previously been reserved for remembering the more than 1 million French soldiers killed in that war.
Major L. Anderson, 88, of Washington, an original Tuskegee Airman, hold his Congressional Gold Medal after being presented with the medal in a ceremony at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, Monday Nov. 11, 2013. Two of the original Tuskegee Airmen joined District of Columbia leaders for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony. Washington residents William Fauntroy Jr. and Anderson were honored. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. presented Anderson with the Tuskegee Airmen's Congressional Gold Medal.
Veterans Day Parade rolls through the streets of downtown Birmingham Monday Nov. 11, 2013. A lone bagpiper plays on 2nd Ave. North followed only by his shadow.