Troops flank the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Photos: Veterans Day

Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 with parades, speeches and military discounts.

In this photo from Oct. 7, 2014, Kendra Aiken stands wearing a parka made by her grandmother, as she poses for a picture for her parents in front of work on a bowhead whale in a field near Barrow, Alaska. Children of Barrow too small to help with the hooking and cutting, are still brought down to the whale, while family members point and explain the process. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Photos: Alaska whale hunt

Associated Press photographer Gregory Bull was invited to witness a tremendous catch for a small Alaskan community — a bowhead whale.