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Veterans Day observed throughout Southern California

US soldiers march along fifth avenue as part of the Veterans Day parade in New York, November 11, 2009. US President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday that American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would not have their trust betrayed like those who served in Vietnam.
US soldiers march along fifth avenue as part of the Veterans Day parade in New York, November 11, 2009. US President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday that American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would not have their trust betrayed like those who served in Vietnam.
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Veterans Day observances are taking place throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties today. Organizers billed today's San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade as the Valley's largest ever.