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U.S. Marine Rings in Veterans Day at NYSE

Devil Dogs helped get trading started at the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with a United States Marine ringing the Opening Bell, flanked by fellow Marines and service members from the other branches. It followed a moment of silence by traders on the floor and in brokerages across the country.

And five Medal of Honor recipients will be on hand for New York City’s annual Veterans Day Parade, according to organizers of the event, which marches up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. They include the oldest living honoree, Nicholas Oresko, and Dakota Meyer, who received the nation’s highest military honor last month.

The bond market is closed on Friday.

These events commemorate Veterans Day in the U.S., marking the 93rd anniversary of hostility ending in World War I. The official ceasefire began at 11 a.m. in Paris, or the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. France and Belgium remember Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, and the United Kingdom does so as Remembrance Day.

And it was in World War I that the U.S. Marines got their nickname, at the Battle of Belleau Wood, where they reportedly fought like ferocious Devil Dogs.

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