Photos: Veterans Day 2014

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Veterans Day Commemorated At DC's World War II Memorial Gregory Mallett attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War Two Memorial November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.