PHOTOS: Veterans Day

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Spokane honored its veterans with a ceremony held at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday morning. Speakers acknowledged the sacrifices made by the men and women in the U.S. military. Gold Star Mothers laid a wreath to honor deceased service members and members of the Spokane Area Veterans Honor Guard gave a 21 gun salute. Others honored veterans by visiting the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, to remember veterans who have passed away.

A Joint Military Color Guard enters during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • A Joint Military Color Guard enters during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

STA Communications Director Beth Bousley, left, hands Patriot Guard Riders member Martin Hauser a Veterans Day pin during a Veterans Day Ceremony. Hauser is also carrying a card given to him by a mother and child. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • STA Communications Director Beth Bousley, left, hands Patriot Guard Riders member Martin Hauser a Veterans Day pin during a Veterans Day Ceremony. Hauser is also carrying a card given to him by a mother and child.

Master of Ceremonies USMC Veteran Nick Sangil, right, and other attendees sing the Nation Anthem during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Master of Ceremonies USMC Veteran Nick Sangil, right, and other attendees sing the Nation Anthem during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

The audience, including veterans, listen to speakers during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • The audience, including veterans, listen to speakers during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

Veterans stand when their service is acknowledged during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Veterans stand when their service is acknowledged during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

A veteran stands when his service is acknowledged during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • A veteran stands when his service is acknowledged during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

The 560th Air Force Veterans Band performs a "Military Service Medley" during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • The 560th Air Force Veterans Band performs a "Military Service Medley" during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

Attendees listen to the 560th Air Force Veterans Band perform a "Military Service Medley" during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Attendees listen to the 560th Air Force Veterans Band perform a "Military Service Medley" during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

92nd ARW Commander U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Newberry speaks during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • 92nd ARW Commander U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Newberry speaks during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

Gold Star Mother Susan Henderson looks at a wreath she just placed during a Veterans Day Ceremony. Henderson's son U.S. Army Spc. Robert Benson died in Iraq in November 2003. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Gold Star Mother Susan Henderson looks at a wreath she just placed during a Veterans Day Ceremony. Henderson's son U.S. Army Spc. Robert Benson died in Iraq in November 2003.

Members of the Spokane Area Veterans Honor Guard, including US Air Force (Ret.) Jack Davis, left, take part in a 21 gum salute during a Veterans Day Ceremony. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Members of the Spokane Area Veterans Honor Guard, including US Air Force (Ret.) Jack Davis, left, take part in a 21 gum salute during a Veterans Day Ceremony.

Nate Sullivan, right, and Kerri Davis look for Sullivan's grandfather U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Marvin Delano Averill Sr.'s grave site at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Nate Sullivan, right, and Kerri Davis look for Sullivan's grandfather U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Marvin Delano Averill Sr.'s grave site at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

Flowers and flags are left at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Flowers and flags are left at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

Lori Averill, right, and her nephew Cody place stickers spelling "We Love You" on Lori's father U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Marvin Delano Averill, Sr.'s grave site at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Lori Averill, right, and her nephew Cody place stickers spelling "We Love You" on Lori's father U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Marvin Delano Averill, Sr.'s grave site at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

John McGarrigle, right, places flowers on his uncle U.S. Air Force (Ret.) John Minnihan's grave as Erica Johnson and her 9-year-old daughter Jamie look on, at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • John McGarrigle, right, places flowers on his uncle U.S. Air Force (Ret.) John Minnihan's grave as Erica Johnson and her 9-year-old daughter Jamie look on, at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

Flowers and flags are left at the Columbarium area at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Flowers and flags are left at the Columbarium area at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

U.S. Navy (Ret.) John Grewell, right, and his 15-year-old son read markers at the Columbarium area at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • U.S. Navy (Ret.) John Grewell, right, and his 15-year-old son read markers at the Columbarium area at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

Flowers and flags are left at the Columbarium area at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Flowers and flags are left at the Columbarium area at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

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