Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

story by: The Associated Press
photo courtesy of: Karl Mondon
From sea to shining sea, the nation is paying tribute to its members of the armed services, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying ceremony attended by President Obama to honor those who didn’t make it back from active duty, and more lighthearted perks including red-carpet treatment at Las Vegas casinos for those who did.
In California, a long legal case drew to a close as a war memorial cross that had been deemed unconstitutional was being resurrected Sunday in the Mojave desert, capping a landmark case for veterans fighting similar battles on public lands.
Sunday marked the official commemoration of Veterans Day, but the federal holiday is being observed Monday.
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