In honor of all the brave men and women who have served the country in battle.
Efforts of veterans and their contributions to American history are recognized across the country.
It was supposed to be a "slice of Americana and of childhood dreams" says U.S. Army Specialist Mark Grapin, who lives in Fairfax County, Virginia. He's talking about the treehouse he built for his two sons after returning from his latest tour of duty in Iraq.
Service members with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) listens to a Chaplain, unseen, during a ceremony on the eve of Christmas inside a church at the ISAF's headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.
A Marine who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has returned to the USS Arizona — divers placed the urn holding Frank Cabiness' cremated remains inside the battleship sunk by the Japanese 70 years ago.