Photos: Honoring Veterans Day 2022 in the Southland

Linda Logan, who started Field of Valor to help veterans eleven years ago, stands among fluttering flags installation.
Linda Logan, who started Field of Valor to help veterans 11 years ago, stands among fluttering flags installation on the grounds of Sierra Vista Middle School on Saturday in Covina, Calif.
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Veterans Day honors U.S. veterans, including those killed in war. The observance originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I and was known as Armistice Day. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

A man inspects a flag on a pole
Navy veteran Barry Witherby reads about Donald Ward Evans Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient killed while serving in the Vietnam War, at the Field of Valor display.
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Kadence Belle visits Field of Valor, to honor troops and veterans on the grounds of Sierra Vista Middle School on Saturday.
Kadence Belle, 10, visits Field of Valor, to honor troops and veterans on the grounds of Sierra Vista Middle School on Saturday.
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A woman wheels a carriage with drinks next to a parade of cheerleaders
Ashley Maldonado, coach of the San Fernando High School cheerleading squad, walks alongside her group at the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade in San Fernando. Her father, Miguel Maldonado, served 20 years in the Marine Corps.
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A boy with a toy rifle walks before several adults on a sidewalk
Asa Cox, 7, marches with a toy rifle in front of his great-grandfather Cruz Trevino, 77, while attending the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade in San Fernando. Cruz Trevino served in Vietnam in 1965-66.
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A nun holds an American flag on a street during a parade
Sister Beatrice, 87, cheers on members of the Kennedy High School Junior ROTC as they participate in the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade.
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A man looks out the passenger window of a car with banners that read "Cavalry 124th"
Joe Vidal, 96, who served in the U.S. Cavalry during World War II, is cheered on by his daughter Annette Vidal, in the driver’s seat, as they participate in the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade.
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Women cheer at a parade
Jenny Mendoza, left, and her sister Carole Juarez cheer at the parade in San Fernando. Their late father, Mike O. Juarez, was a World War II veteran.
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A group in military uniforms marches in a parade
Sgt. Major Mya Medina, 18, marches alongside other members of the Army Junior ROTC program at James Monroe High School in the parade in San Fernando.
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Men in military uniforms stand on a corner holding American flags
Coast Guardsman Rojas, 20, left, and Marine Lance Cpl. Allen, 21, cheer at the parade in San Fernando.
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A man waves from a yellow VW bug with photo of a flag and eagle on the side door.
Vietnam veteran Danny Inez, 74, waves while participating in the parade.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in uniform, holds a microphone and waves
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti greets the crowd at the San Fernando parade.
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