Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

LOS ANGELES — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services today, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying ceremony attended by President Barack Obama to honor those who didn’t make it back from active duty, and more lighthearted perks including red-carpet treatment at Las Vegas casinos for those who did.

In California, a long legal case drew to a close as a war memorial cross that had been deemed unconstitutional was being resurrected today in the Mojave desert, capping a landmark case for veterans fighting similar battles on public lands.

Today marked the official commemoration of Veterans Day, but the federal holiday will be observed Monday.

Read tomorrow’s Daily Sentinel and GJSentinel.com for a story on one local ceremony to honor veterans.



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