PhotoBlog: Veterans Day In Pictures - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

PhotoBlog: Veterans Day In Pictures

KHQ.COM - Vice President Biden helped honor America's veterans by laying a wreath at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The Veterans Day wreath-laying is typically done by the president, but  President Obama is in South Korea on a 10-day trip to Asia.  However the president did meet with U-S troops in South Korea.

In case you're wondering, Veterans Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the  end of World War I.

World War I came to an end on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month  of 1918.

Veterans day is also a time to remember the women who have served our nation.  A ceremony today at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D-C  honored women veterans who served.  

Dozens of women World War II veterans gathered at the site on the National Mall  today.

A wreath was presented at the Freedom Wall of Stars and the U-S Army band  played.

Women were crucial during World War II, serving as soldiers, nurses, mechanics  and pilots.

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