Over the past few days, United States veterans who have served in the armed forces were honored during Veterans Day events. It coincided with other countries marking Armistice Day or Remembrance day (Poppy Day), when in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the armistice between the allied nations and Germany in 1918 effectively ended World War I. — Lloyd Young ( 37 photos total)

Kevin Palmer of Goshen, Ct., holds Michele Mathews on his shoulders as she makes a rubbing of where Palmer’s uncle, Douglas Palmer’s name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial the day after Veterans Day on Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C. Douglas Palmer died in 1966 while serving in the Navy in Vietnam. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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