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The Patriot Guard stands by during the the (Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Patriot Guard stands by during the the Veterans Day memorial ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery at Calverton. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Veterans Day events on LI

This week men and women who have served in the military are honored all over Long Island for Veterans Day.

Ed LaChapelle, a member of the American Legion
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Ed LaChapelle, a member of the American Legion Floral Park Post No. 334, salutes the American flag during the annual Veteran's Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Veterans, boy scouts and cub scouts pose for
(Credit: Amra Radoncic)

Veterans, boy scouts and cub scouts pose for pictures at the annual Floral Park Veterans Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 482 and
(Credit: Amra Radoncic)

Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 482 and No. 678 pose for a picture in front of the wreath placed in Memorial Park in honoring veterans. (Nov. 11, 2011)

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Members of the American Legion Floral Park Post
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Members of the American Legion Floral Park Post No. 334 lined up in Memorial Park in Floral Park for a Veterans Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Veterans of the American Legion Floral Park Post
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Veterans of the American Legion Floral Park Post No. 334 attend a Veterans Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Ray Jankowski, commander of the American Legion Sherwood
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Ray Jankowski, commander of the American Legion Sherwood Bros. Post No. 1152 in St. James, lays a wreath at the veterans memorial in St. James. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Jennifer Cressy, of Center Moriches, embraces her daughters
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Jennifer Cressy, of Center Moriches, embraces her daughters Emelynne, 5, and Annabelle, 7, at her father's grave in the Long Island National Cemetery in Calverton. Her father, George L. Cressy, served in the Vietnam War and passed away in July. (Nov. 11, 2011)

The Patriot Guard stands by during the the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Patriot Guard stands by during the the Veterans Day memorial ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery at Calverton. (Nov. 11, 2011)

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Patricia Cipriani, of Sound Beach, embraces her father,
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Patricia Cipriani, of Sound Beach, embraces her father, World War II Navy Veteran Carmine Carbone during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery at Calverton. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Kelli Cutinella, of Wading River, visits her father's
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Kelli Cutinella, of Wading River, visits her father's grave at the Calverton National Cemetery. Her father, Robert Johnson, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Members of Sea Cliff American Legion Post 456
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Members of Sea Cliff American Legion Post 456 pose for a photo by the World War I memorial in Clifton Park during a Veterans Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Raymond Pierce, 84, right, sings
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Raymond Pierce, 84, right, sings "God Bless America" in Clifton Park beside Phil Como, center, commander of James F. Brengel Post 456, and Bruce Kennedy, mayor of Sea Cliff, during a Veterans Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Bruce Kennedy, mayor of Sea Cliff, expresses gratitude
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Bruce Kennedy, mayor of Sea Cliff, expresses gratitude for veterans at a Veterans Day ceremony at Clifton Park. (Nov, 11, 2011)

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Veterans post for a picture at Clifton Park
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Veterans post for a picture at Clifton Park in Sea Cliff during a Veterans Day ceremony. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Cousins Jack Pace, 2, Charlie Baumgartner, 2, and
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Cousins Jack Pace, 2, Charlie Baumgartner, 2, and Monica Pace of St. James and Centereach show their patriotism during the Veterans Day parade in St. James. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Lt. Colonel Michael Simonelli
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Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Lt. Colonel Michael Simonelli stands with his son Michael, 6, during Veterans Day ceremonies in St. James. (Nov. 11, 2011)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc. presented a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. Floral Park resident Bill Green, 66, holds the American flag. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Frank Colon, 59, of Rockville Centre was the
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Frank Colon, 59, of Rockville Centre was the Sergeant of Arms during a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. Colon served in the Navy from 1972-1994

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Pat Iuliacci, 63, of Farmingdale, a Korean War
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Pat Iuliacci, 63, of Farmingdale, a Korean War Veteran (right) and Peter Vitalli, 68, of Elmont (center) a Vietnam Army Veteran were in attendance for a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

A Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation was held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. John Barry Sheu, 66, right, stands with Roland Costen, 66, of East Meadow. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Avidor Hercs, 50, is a Jewish War Veteran
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Avidor Hercs, 50, is a Jewish War Veteran from Post 709 in East Meadow. Hercs and his post attended a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Patricia O'Brien, 63, of Manhasset stands with the
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Patricia O'Brien, 63, of Manhasset stands with the Nassau County American Legion Auxilary during a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc. presented a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation today at the Veterans Memorial Plaza within Eisenhower Park. Phil Blum, 66, of Levittown salutes the American Flag during the event. (Nov. 6, 2011)

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The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc. presented a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. The Nassau County Police Pipe and Drum Band led the way to start the event. (Nov. 6, 2011)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County Inc. presented a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation today at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Roland Costen, 66, of East Meadow attended a
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Roland Costen, 66, of East Meadow attended a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Paul Masi, a retired Marine salutes during a
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Paul Masi, a retired Marine salutes during a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Bill Kempner, 56, and his son David, 8,
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Bill Kempner, 56, and his son David, 8, of Roslyn Heights attended a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

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Floral Park resident Bill Green (center) and Paul
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Floral Park resident Bill Green (center) and Paul Smith, 55, of Freeport stand with members from the Vietnam War Veterans Association during a Veterans Day Service and Vietnam Veterans Certificate Presentation held today at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Retired Army Sgt. Paul Kelly attended the annual
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Retired Army Sgt. Paul Kelly attended the annual Veteran's Wreath Ceremony on the front lawn of Veterans Plaza in Huntington. "I am one of the lucky ones to live and tell the stories. You could be a feet away from someone being killed," said Kelly. (Nov 6, 2011)

Matt Paskett, 26, of East Northport has served
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Matt Paskett, 26, of East Northport has served in the Army as a combat engineer specialist in Iraq from 2003 to 2006 and in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011. He attended the annual Veteran's Wreath Ceremony on the front lawn of Veterans Plaza. (Nov. 6, 2011)

stand Members of VFW Post No. 9263 and
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

stand Members of VFW Post No. 9263 and VFW Post No. 1469 in front of Vietnam War wall in Huntington. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, U.S. Congressman Steve Israel
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Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, U.S. Congressman Steve Israel and VFW Post 9263 Commander Fred Amore present the wreath during the annual veterans ceremony in Huntington. (Nov. 6, 2011)

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The annual Veteran's Wreath Ceremony in Huntington honored
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The annual Veteran's Wreath Ceremony in Huntington honored those who served and were killed during the Vietnam, Korean and World War I and II. (Nov 6, 2011)

Bagpiper John Martin plays
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Bagpiper John Martin plays "Amazing Grace" during the annual Veterans Wreath Ceremony in Huntington. (Nov. 6, 2011)

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