Our thanks everyone who participated in this year’s Veterans Day celebrations and for making #HonoringVets a success. Below is a slideshow of images taken by VA photographers during the Veterans Day national events in the Washington, D.C. area. (please note, you may get an error if Adobe Flash needs to be updated)

You can also view the images here.

VA photos by Michael L. Moore, Lea Horcin, PrisCilla Kates, James Lucas, Emerson Sanders and Robert Turtil.

Other ceremonies were held at the World War ll Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the Navy Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Women’s Vietnam Memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and at General Pershing’s grave site.

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Published on Nov. 14, 2013

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  1. Dan F November 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Many of the pictures were very moving. The ones at the Wall were especially meaningful to me as a Vietnam vet. The WWII vets in their wheelchairs reminds us each year their numbers are being reduced till one day, probably in only ten years, there will be only a handful left. The continued patriotism of all veterans was readily apparent.

    However, a number of pictures were, in my opinion, nothing but political photo ops. The ceremonies were not about politicians, they were about veterans. The number of pictures of politicians took away from the photo essay. i can understand having a couple, not an estimated quarter of all taken. Let’s leave out some of the politicians next year.

    • Johnny T. November 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      I caught that too.

      I know the nature of the military often ends up being the at the gain of politicians’ agendas, so none of that is surprising – it seems like it’s just written into the infrastructure. It would be nice to see that phased out and let veterans have their own day (which I thought was the point of Veteran’s Day).

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