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Photos: Veterans Day observances around the Southland

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Veterans Day, which began as Armistice Day, marked the official end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1911. Today, people across the nation and the world gather to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, past and present.

Here are some images from around the Southland.

Marie Kerr Park, Palmdale

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A military honor guard is reflected in the panels of a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial during Veterans Day ceremonies at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale

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A Purple Heart Medal tucked into the laces of a pair of jump boots are part of a shrine to fallen military personnel during Veterans Day ceremonies at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale.

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Palmdale residents Tim Garcia , 52, and his son, Ryan Garcia, 32, walk past a large American flag following Veterans Day ceremonies  in Palmdale.  The elder Garicia is a peacetime veteran, having served in the Army from 1983-1990. Ryan Garcia is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Two pink flags flutter against a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Palmdale honoring Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander, top, and First Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski, two of eight women in the military who died in the Vietnam War.

Fallbrook, Calif.

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Nancy Kehoe Jarvis closes her eyes during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony on Main Avenue in Fallbrook. Her late father was a Marine veteran of the Korean War.

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Former U.S. Marine Andrew Genninger, 87, leads the annual Veteran’s Day parade along Main Avenue in Fallbrook. Genninger is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam wars.

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Circus Joy performers play Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riviter at the annual Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Fallbrook.

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The Fallbrook High School Marching Warriors band play patriotic songs following the annual Veteran’s Day parade.

Hillcrest Park, Fullerton

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Mike Raczka, a USMC Vietnam veteran, wipes tears during recognition of POW/MIAs during Veterans Day ceremony at Hillcrest Park in Fullerton.

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Veteran Kendal Neisess displays his medal during Veterans Day ceremony in Fullerton.

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Veterans salute during a flyover at the beginning of the city of Fullerton’s 28th annual Veterans Day ceremony.

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A dog peers througha line of flags during the city of Fullerton’s Veterans Day parade.

Handy Park, Orange

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Marine Corps Vietnam veteran Bob Wilder walks through the Orange Field of Valor in Handy Park to pay tribute to his fellow veterans. The Community Foundation of Orange placed 1776 flags in honor of veterans creating a sea of red, white and blue.

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A sea of flags pays tribute to veterans at the Orange Field of Valor in Handy Park.

Sierra Vista Middle School, Covina

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A flag honoring Sgt. Manuel Gutierrez stands among the 2001 American flags erected for the fourth annual Field of Valor at Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina.

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A veteran of the Afghanistan war, Cpl. Emilio “Genesis” Slu, stands  among the 2001 American flags erected for the fourth annual Field of Valor at Sierra Vista Middle School.

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Breana, 11, left, and Joseph Minjares, 10, from Alhambra, stand among the 2001 American flags erected for the annual Field of Valor at Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina.

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