Veterans Day Observed: Ceremonies around the world honor servicemen and women

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November 11, 2011

Soldiers from Ft. Lee, Va., helped mark Veterans Day ceremonies at the World War II Memorial in Washington.

Joshua Donahue and his daughter Addelyne walked through the Cambridge American Cemetery in Madingley, U.K., after a service. The cemetery is the only American World War II burial ground in England. It is the resting place of 3,812 American military personnel who died in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Veteran Philip Malins, 92, took part in two minutes of silence at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, U.K.

A Filipino soldier played a trumpet at the Manila American Cemetery in Taguig, Philippines, at a ceremony to honor veterans and American and Filipino troops killed in World War II. More than 17,000 Americans and 570 Filipinos are buried at the cemetery.

David Price, 4, son of a U.S Navy officer, played with his toy car at the American Cemetery in Taguig, Philippines.

An American couple walked past thousands of marble crosses to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the American Cemetery in Taguig, Philippines. The cemetery contains the remains Americans who died during World War II in the Pacific, China, India, and Burma along with Filipino scouts.

The Rev. Bruce Hawkins attended a ceremony at the Franco-British National Memorial in Thiepval, France.

World War II veteran John Jeffrey, 90, who took part in the D-Day landings, attended a remembrance service at the Cenotaph, a war memorial in London.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy stood at a ceremony in Paris with the children of French servicemen killed in action.

Veterans attended a ceremony in Brussels.

President Barack Obama, center, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington bowed their heads for a moment of silence after Mr. Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

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