Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital

A U.S. Marine combat veteran pays his respects at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veteran's Day in Washington

By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) – The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000 military personnel and their families are buried, was part of events that include a giant concert in Washington featuring such stars as Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna. A bugler played “Taps” after Biden laid a wreath at Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknowns. …

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