Veterans Day

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November 06, 2005|By LORI SEARS

Honor U.S. war veterans Friday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The annual Veterans Day event, taking place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, features a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb and memorial service in the amphitheater. President Bush is scheduled to lay the wreath. Throughout the ceremony, a military band will perform patriotic music.

In addition to the Arlington National Cemetery event, there will be Veterans Day commemorations in Washington at the World War II Memorial at 8 a.m., at the Vietnam Women's Memorial at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the African American Civil War Memorial at 11 a.m., at the U.S. Navy Memorial at 1 p.m. and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 1 p.m.

Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11, the date that World War I ended in 1918. The holiday recognizes the service of all veterans, in wartime and peacetime.

The ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begins at 11 a.m. The cemetery is located at Memorial Drive, Arlington, Va. All events are free. Details: 703-607-8000; arlingtoncemetery.org; nps.gov/ncro for other location addresses.

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