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This Veterans Day, groups across the region are joining together to pay tribute to those who have served our country in the armed forces.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the National Park Service will co-host the annual Veterans Day Observance at The Wall at 1 p.m. A number of speakers including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend.

"Our speakers will talk about their experiences or people that they knew. It's a good way to set aside some time today and to think about the sacrifices our armed services make," says Lisa Gough, director of communications with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Another major observance today: the 14th Annual Women's Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony at 3 p.m. It will include remarks from veterans and a special tribute to the women of World War II. The observance will be held at the Women's Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington Cemetery.


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