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Memories of Vietnam draw tears 45 years later

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Amos Cortez, who fought in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army in 1966, reacts as he finds the name of one of his five high school friends who were killed in the war, on a travelling version of the Vietnam Memorial at the Welk Resort Theater in Branson, Missouri on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

As Veterans Day approaches, Americans will pause to pay tribute to those who are serving or have served their country.

Some will celebrate at parades and ceremonies, others will grieve the loss of a loved one.

How will you remember?