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In tribute to the freedom fighters

Veterans’ Day is celebrated annually on Nov. 11 because that date marked the end of hostilities — an armistice — in World War I in 1918. The first Armistice Day, now Veterans’ Day, was celebrated in November 1919.

Celebrations were held to honor our veterans around South Carolina. Above, Toby Horn (left), a U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours in Vietnam, and his brother, George Horn, a U.S. Marine who served in active duty between the Korean and Vietnam Wars, watch the Veterans’ Day Parade held in Charleston on Nov. 7.

Veterans Day Parade – Charleston

Photos by Doug Deas/Miscellany

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A group of U.S. Navy seamen salute the flag during a Veterans’ Day Parade on Nov. 7 in Charleston. Left to right are Navy seamen Bishop, who is a practicing Catholic, Anile and Thomas, all of whom are stationed in Charleston. First names were not available.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Arnold Acuna and Joshua Sanders work with an F6 Alpha Robot used for handling bombs. Acuna, who is also Catholic, and Sanders were watching the end of the parade at the base on Lockwood Boulevard.

Cardinal Newman

Photos by Christina Lee Knauss/Miscellany

U.S. Army Major Peter Aleria and his son, Lorenz, enjoy a Veterans’ Day celebration held Nov. 6 at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia. Major Aleria’s daughter, Loise, is a student at the school.

U.S. Army Major Peter Aleria and his son, Lorenz, enjoy a Veterans’ Day celebration held Nov. 6 at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia. Major Aleria’s daughter, Loise, is a student at the school.

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Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 39th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson present the colors.

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Lt. Col. Cindi King of the South Carolina National Guard enjoys breakfast with her father, Edward Zivic. Mr. Zivic served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War.

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Major J.M. Beckworth, U.S. Army Retired, (left) talks about his service with First Sergeant Conrad Kaluzny (right) who was the guest speaker at the school program.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

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Alex Foley, David Corasaniti and Hunter Corrin, all students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, post the colors and salute the flag at a Veterans’ Day celebration at the school.

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