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In-person and virtual events mark Veterans Day throughout the Southland

Veterans Day commemorations were held Thursday in live events and virtual gatherings throughout Southern California.

From Dodger Stadium to Riverside National Cemetery, Pasadena to Fullerton, observances honored veterans with celebrations, flags and flyovers.

West Hollywood and Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills, among others, held virtual events.

The 62nd annual Veterans Day celebration at Forest Lawn honored members of the U.S. military with a flyover
of planes used in World War II training missions and musical performances by the Band of the California Battalion.

Ron Tolleson of Banning salutes at the National Medal of Honor Memorial on Veterans Day at Riverside National Cemetery.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A young girl carries a U.S. flag while running among small flags planted in the grass

Audrey Hughes, 3, runs among the flags while visiting with family to honor her grandfather at Riverside National Cemetery.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A woman and a baby sit amid flags planted in the grass

Carina Chavez, 19, brought her 6-month-old nephew Xavier Valenzuela to pay her respect to her grandfather on Veterans Day at Riverside National Cemetery.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A man's shadow on a black marble memorial with names inscribed

The shadow of Army Brig. Gen. Robert Wooldridge falls on a Korean War memorial that was unveiled at Hillcrest Park in Fullerton on Veterans Day. The new memorial features five large marble stars inscribed with the names of more than 36,000 combatants who died in what has become known as “the Forgotten War.”

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

An elderly man wearing several military medals and pins salutes

Jai Youn Kim, 91, attends an unveiling ceremony for the Korean War memorial at Hillcrest Park in Fullerton on Veterans Day. Kim is a veteran of the armies of South Korea and the United States, and he served during the Korean War.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )

A man shakes hands with a Dodgers pitcher

Mike He, an Army helicopter pilot stationed in Los Alamitos, meets Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin at Dodger Stadium during Veterans Day activities.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A man wipes down a headstone in the grass

Bob cleans the grave of co-worker and friend Eddie Haynes on Veterans Day at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

(Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

Four men sit on a bench watching a parade

Vietnam veterans Dudley Carl, left, and Terry Hawley, second from left, watch a Veterans Day parade in Sacramento with James Chewning, third from left, an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm, and Army veteran Jesse Travino, who served in the Korean War.

(Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Two men pose for a selfie amid a group of people wearing blue and white

Pat Otis, left, a Navy veteran from Ventura, and Brian Petter, an Air Force veteran from Redondo Beach, take a picture at Dodger Stadium during Veterans Day activities.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A family waves U.S. flags at a parade

California National Guard veteran Brenda Kister and her family — husband Nick Kister and daughters Camila, 4, left, and Mia, 6 — attend a Veterans Day parade in Sacramento. Brenda Kister served eight years in the National Guard that included a tour in Afghanistan in 2007-08.

(Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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