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Hands reach out to touch the names inscribed at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City on Nov. 9, 2015.
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Members of the military and their families will be honored for their service this Wednesday for Veterans Day. Here is a roundup of TIME coverage to guide you through the occasion:

How Veterans Day Came to Be: TIME tracks the history of the holiday and explain how November 11 was almost another holiday completely.

All the Places Veterans Can Eat & Drink Free on Veterans Day: MONEY lists the bars and restaurants where veterans and active-duty military personnel will be treated to free food and drink.

Why There’s No World War I Memorial on the U.S. National Mall: TIME explain why World War I is the only major twentieth-century conflict without a memorial on Washington D.C.’s national mall.

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