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Happy Veterans Day -- Veterans Day is rooted in history. The 11th Month of the 11th day of the 11th hour - By October, the Austro-Hungarian Empire had disintegrated and the Ottoman Empire had surrendered. On 11 November 1918, Germany agreed to a ceasefire. With the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919 the "war to end all wars" formally ended.

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President Barack Obama and top Defense Department officials attend the national Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
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Veterans Day 2016

Sixteen World War II veterans receive recognition and service pins during a Veterans Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Nov. 9, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Shelman Spencer.

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Death March Survivor Walks

Survivors of the Bataan Death March are standing in the background, including retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 98, in yellow jacket, who was the only survivor to walk in this years' memorial march.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar.

Death March Survivor Walks (cont.)

Army Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin, center left, commander of White Sands Missile Range, greets retired Army Col. Ben Skardon, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, before the start of the Bataan Memorial Death March, March 20, 2016.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar.