Greeting
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Veterans’ Day - Local

Greeting
Hugs all around at the reception where Edward Blecksmith, father of Second Lt. James P. Blecksmith (mother Pamela in background), is greeted by attendees of a ceremony to rename the U.S. Marine Reserve Training Center in Pasadena in honor of their son. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Entryway
Within the entry way of the center is Lt Blecksmith’s uniform with a bit of history. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Color guard
U.S. Marine Color Guard stands with flag during the ceremony. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Plaque
A marine places the plaque during ceremonies to rename the U.S. Marine Reserve Training Center in Pasadena to honor Second Lt. James P. Blecksmith. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Boot memorial
Kristan Bonde looks at the boots representing her friend, Lance Cpl. Marcus S. Glimpse, 22, of Huntington Beach, Calif., on the grounds of the University of San Francisco. Three hundred pairs of boots, one to represent each of the California soldiers lost in Iraq, were set out on display in the grass in front of the Gleeson Library. (Deanne Fitzmaurice / AP)
Taps
Ron Kovak holds his hand over his heart as the flag is raised and Taps is played during a Veteran’s Day procession commemorating the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq, organized by Veterans for Peace, in Santa Monica. (Ann Johansson / AP)
Mock flags
Mock flag-draped coffins and crosses stand honoring those who have died in Iraq at the Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica. (Ann Johansson / AP)
Coffins
Thirteen mock flag-draped coffins, one for each soldier killed in Iraq during the past week, stand among crosses honoring those who have died in Iraq. (Ann Johansson / AP)
Procession
Crystal Dickens, 15, left, and brothers Cheyne, 12, and Kyle Roth, 10, take part in a Veteran’s Day procession commemorating the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq held in Santa Monica. (Ann Johansson / AP)
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