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Our history in photos: Veterans Day

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Nov. 11, 1989: Ten-foot-tall Uncle Sam, also known as Phil Kavanaugh of Stuart, shakes hands with Justin Newnum while his parents Judy and Roger look on at the Greenacres Veterans Day parade. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 12, 1986: South Fork High School freshman Rick Kirshfield, 14, gets his hands on an M-60 machine gun at a Veterans Day display at the school. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 12, 1983: The flag at Armed Forces Park was lowered to half-staff to remember those who fought in Grenada and Beirut. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 11, 1981: Jennie Favre visits a veteran’s grave at the Delray Beach Cemetery. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 12, 1981: Walter E. Dion of the Disabled American Veterans organization at Royal Palm Gardens Memorial cemetery in West Palm Beach. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 12, 1980: A steady drizzle failed to dampen the spirit of those who paid tribute to deceased veterans of four foreign wars at Lake Worth’s Bryant Park. American flags and those of nine service organizations decorated the band shell for brief ceremonies conducted by Eugene Finnin, Veterans Day chairman. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

The caption on this photo that appeared in The Palm Beach Post on Nov. 12, 1979: “Veterans Day draw: They may not have all been veterans when it started, but by the end of the afternoon yesterday there were thousands of veterans in John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth — veteran sun worshippers, music lovers, beer drinkers and barbecue chicken eaters during an event sponsored by the local Jaycees.” (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 12, 1979: Patriz Liotta, 83, and friend mark Veterans Day. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Nov. 14, 1977: Veterans of Foreign Wars march in Belle Glade parade. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos November 9, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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