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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Thomas Hoare, a 25-year (Credit: AP)

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Thomas Hoare, a 25-year reservist, ties a yellow ribbon to the tree that survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks during the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 memorial in downtown Manhattan on Saturday. On the eve of the city's annual Veterans Day parade, at the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center, a wreath was laid near the tree, which thrives more than a decade after it emerged from the smoking rubble. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Veterans Day in NY

From the annual parade in Manhattan to small services throughout the region, here's a look at how the Hudson Valley is celebrating Veterans Day. (Nov. 11, 2012)

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Thomas Hoare, a 25-year
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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Thomas Hoare, a 25-year reservist, ties a yellow ribbon to the tree that survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks during the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 memorial in downtown Manhattan on Saturday. On the eve of the city's annual Veterans Day parade, at the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center, a wreath was laid near the tree, which thrives more than a decade after it emerged from the smoking rubble. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Carlos Gonzalez takes part in Manhattan's annual Veterans
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Carlos Gonzalez takes part in Manhattan's annual Veterans Day parade with his mother, who is a member of the U.S. Air Force. Former Mayor Ed Koch was the grand marshal for the parade. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Marni Halasa takes part in the annual Veterans
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Marni Halasa takes part in the annual Veterans Day parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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Parade participants representing The Wounded Warriors Project carry
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Parade participants representing The Wounded Warriors Project carry a giant U.S. flag during Manhattan's annual Veterans Day Parade. (Nov. 11, 2012)

World War II veteran Eugene Cannava, 86, of
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World War II veteran Eugene Cannava, 86, of New York City, left, chats with Korean War veteran Samuel Benchimol, 81, of Glen Head, as they wait to march up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan's annual Veterans Day parade. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Pictures of World War II veterans are carried
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Pictures of World War II veterans are carried up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day parade Sunday. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Navajo code talker and World War II veteran
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Navajo code talker and World War II veteran Albert Smith, 89, left, waves as he rides up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day parade. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Jamie Trachtenberg of Chicago holds her son Evan
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Jamie Trachtenberg of Chicago holds her son Evan Trachtenberg, 2, as they and others watch the Veterans Day parade makes its way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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Members of the U.S. Army Reserves do cadence
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Members of the U.S. Army Reserves do cadence as they wait to march up New York's Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day parade Sunday. (Nov. 11, 2012)

At right, World War II veteran Eugene Cannava,
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At right, World War II veteran Eugene Cannava, 86, of New York City, chats with Korean War veteran Samuel Benchimol, 81, of Glen Head, as they wait to march up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day parade Sunday. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Austin Wolk, 6, left, and Richard Bolando, 6,
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Austin Wolk, 6, left, and Richard Bolando, 6, second from left, both of West Babylon, hold pictures of World War II veterans as they wait to march up New York's Fifth Avenue in the Veterans Day parade. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Jimmy Bacolo, right, of Staten Island, a member
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Jimmy Bacolo, right, of Staten Island, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5195 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, attends the Veterans Day observance at the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center on Saturday. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Shannon Butler, of Highland, a tour guide at
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Shannon Butler, of Highland, a tour guide at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt House in Hyde Park, pauses outside the rose garden to give some information about the grounds. Franklin and Eleanor are buried side by side in the rose garden. All national parks are giving away free entry/tours on Veterans Day weekend. (Nov. 11, 2012) (Nov. 11, 2012)

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano visits with fellow Yonkers
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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano visits with fellow Yonkers resident Peggy Wasiczko at a Veterans Day service at VFW Post No. 375 in Yonkers. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Steven Valez, 6, of Yonkers, dresses in Army
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Steven Valez, 6, of Yonkers, dresses in Army fatigues at a Veterans Day service at VFW Post No. 375 in Yonkers. (Nov. 11, 2012)

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins attends a Veterans Day
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State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins attends a Veterans Day service at VFW Post No. 375 in Yonkers. (Nov. 11, 2012)

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano attends a Veterans Day
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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano attends a Veterans Day service at VFW Post No. 375 in Yonkers. (Nov. 11, 2012)

U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth poses with Anthony M.
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U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth poses with Anthony M. Storzieri, county vice commander service officer, and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik after a Veterans Day ceremony put on by the city and the Post 37 American Legion at Poughkeepsie City Hall. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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Local veteran Bascon Durham talks with participants after
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Local veteran Bascon Durham talks with participants after a Veterans Day ceremony at Poughkeepsie City Hall. Durham served for 30 years and survived 137 parachuting missions. (Nov. 11, 2012)

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