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Photo slideshow: Veterans Day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Brooke and Ryleigh, the 4-year-old twin daughters, of Tech. Sgt. Donald Noel, an instructor at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, place flags at the Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery, Nov. 9, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Brooke and Ryleigh, the 4-year-old twin daughters, of Tech. Sgt. Donald Noel, an instructor at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, place flags at the Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery, Nov. 9, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Airmen supported a host of Veterans Day events throughout the Knoxville region the week surrounding Nov. 11, 2013, at some points the honored guests, and at other locations honoring others. Airmen applauded veterans during the parade downtown, they planted flags at national and public cemeteries and they expressed gratitude to Medal of Honor recipients during a flag ceremony at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in World's Fair Park. Still others were among the honored veterans, past and present, during celebrations held by the East Tennessee Military Affairs Council, by students at William Blount High School and by the kids at Montvale Elementary School.

Veterans Day honors military service, and it also marks the worldwide anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. It is estimated that there were more than 9.7 million military deaths in the Great War. Its last surviving veteran died in 2012.

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