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President Barack Obama went to the national burial ground for war heroes to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, a day after leading a memorial service for those slain in the Fort Hood shootings.

Earlier today , the president and first lady hosted a Veterans Day breakfast in the East Room. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, whose son recently returned from serving in Iraq, attended both events.

Here locally, Gov. Beverly Perdue was expected to speak at a ceremony in Jacksonville for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16. Other ceremonies were held in Wake, Wilson, Orange and Franklin counties this morning.

N.C. Rep. Grier Martin, R-Wake, an Iraqi War veteran, as well as veterans attending North Carolina State University are expected to speak at a ceremony at Harrif Field on the N.C. State campus at 5:15 p.m.

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