President, Defense Leaders Participate in Veterans Day Ceremonies

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama and Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Stackpole lay a wreath to mark Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 11, 2012. Stackpole, sergeant of the guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard."  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, his wife, Stephanie, and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg march in the Veterans Day Parade, in New York, Nov. 11, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter gives an interview during the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter addresses audience members at Madison Square Park before the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bows his head after laying a wreath at the 8th Army Memorial in Yongsan, South Korea, Nov 11, 2012. Dempsey is in the region to visit U.S. troops on Veterans Day and further military-to-military relations.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of Combined Forces Command Korea and U.S. Forces Korea, participate in a Veterans Day ceremony at the 8th Army Memorial in Yongsan, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2012. Dempsey is in the region to visit U.S. troops on Veterans Day and further military-to-military relations.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at a Veterans Day ceremony with veterans, active duty military and Boy Scouts at the 8th Army Memorial in Yongsan, South Korea, Nov 11, 2012. Dempsey is in the region to visit U.S. troops on Veterans Day and further military-to-military relations.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observes a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars participate in a Veterans Day ceremony with other veterans, active duty military, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at the 8th Army Memorial in Yongsan, South Korea, Nov 11, 2012. Dempsey is in the region to visit U.S. troops on Veterans Day and further military-to-military relations.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Color guard members present the colors for Regional Command South during a Veterans Day ceremony at the command's headquarters onKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie
  • Members of the New York chapter of the Montfort Point Marine Association march in the 2012 New York City Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Flurry
  • Ruderick Quitcon, a Marine Corps veteran who is blind, attends the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. "If I could see, I would be happier, but it sounds beautiful," he said of the event. Quitcon served in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970 and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Flurry
  • A New York crowd waves flags and cheers for Marines as they march in the annual Veterans Day parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard
  • Marines prepare to enter the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Flurry
  • A Navajo code talker veteran watches the opening ceremony for the 93rd anniversary of the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard