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Columbus announced last week that it won't be closing for business, saying it prefers to emphasize Veterans Day instead. Here, a statue of Christopher Columbus is seen in a file photo, standing outside the Columbus City Hall. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump was impressed with a Bastille Day parade when he visited France in 2017, inspiring him to request a military review for Washington, D.C. The date for that parade is now uncertain. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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A soldier in the Old Guard places flags at graves in Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day, on May 29. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Say 'Thank You For Your Service' This Monday

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People attend the Veterans Day Parade in New York City Thursday. Known as "America's Parade," it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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British servicemen and artist Paul Cummins (second from right) walk past his art installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," made of ceramic poppies, during an Armistice Day ceremony at the Tower of London on Tuesday. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Members of the New York State National Guard march in the annual Veterans Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York Monday. The parade honored all veterans, with a special salute to women in uniform. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A cross adorned with a poppy was among the ways Harold Percival was remembered Monday. Poppies have been a symbol of remembrance for veterans since the poem In Flanders Fields was written in 1915 by a Canadian military doctor. Nigel Roddis/Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Wolf of Grand Rapids, Mich. The Army veteran was transformed for a video that the maker hopes will convince people to look at the homeless differently. Screen grabs from the RobBlissCreative video hide caption

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Marine Corps Capt. Jeff Cliffe, sat to reflect Sunday next to the grave of his grandfather and grandmother at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Lexey Swall/Getty Images hide caption

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