Veterans Day around South Florida

  • Cameron Flores, 2, left, gives a kiss to his father, Ensign (ESN) Matthew Flores, 31, of U.S. Navy as Pat Riley thanks the veterans and current service persons for their sacrifice and service at the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Veterans, military service persons, along with Heat employees hold the large American flag during the singing of the National Anthem at the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Heat's Udonis Haslem, left, waits to receive the spinning basketball off of the fingers of Jamin Phillips, 12, during the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Cameron Flores, 2, left, his held by his father Ensign (ESN) Matthew Flores, 31, of U.S. Navy as Heat mascot, "Bernie," places his replica NBA Championship ring on his head during the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Yeoman Second Class Isabella Artica, J8 in the U.S. Navy, holds the large American flag along with other military service personal during the singing of the National Anthem at the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Heat's Undonis Haslem is not basketball tips from Miramar resident Ishman Davis, 7, right, just his name as he participates in the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov.11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Yeoman Second Class Isabella Artica, J8 in the U.S. Navy, left, Sergeant First Class Katreena Burns, J1 of the U.S. Army, right, are volunteered by Heat Mascot "Bernie" for musical quiz at the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Yeoman Second Class Isabella Artica, J8 in the U.S. Navy, center, reacts after being volunteered by Heat Mascot "Bernie", right, for a musical quiz at the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters. on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. On the left is Sergeant First Class Katreena Burns, J1 of the U.S. Army. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Ensign (ESN) Matthew Flores, 31, of U.S. Navy, center, holds the large American flag with other servicepersons at the Heat's Youth Basketball Clinic inside the gym of Southern Command Headquarters on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • SFC Michael Francis, drum major with the 13th Army band Florida National Guard, marches down Washington Ave. in the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Virginia Kay, from Miami Beach, waves her flag in honor of her husband, father and brother who served, as she watches the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade on Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Eric Valladeres 9, leads the G.Holmes Braddock JrROTC down Washington Street, during the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. His brothers are in the high school program. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Stellan Souquiere 3, held by Vanessa Duhaut waves a flag during the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Retired Marine Corps Michael Dougherty, hands a poppy to Stellan Souquiere, 3, on Washington Ave during the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sy Eisenberg 83, Korean War Vet, at the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade on Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Beach Police Department perform a gun salute at the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade on Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Parachutist Mike Elliott, a retired US Army serviceman, glides into the festivities on Miami Beach after the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Cyril Bullard, retired from the United States Army, plays the trumpet during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Coconut Grove Bahamian cemetery on Nov. 11, 2013 in Coconut Grove, Fla. The ceremony was held by the Coconut Grove American Legion Post #182 in honor of those veterans who have served the United States. JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES

  • Military veterans salute during a Veterans Day ceremony held in the Grove Bahamian Cemetery on Nov.11, 2013 in Coconut Grove, Florida. The ceremony was held by the Coconut Grove American Legion Post #182 in honor of those veterans who have served the United States. JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES

  • Military veterans salute during a Veterans Day ceremony held in the Grove Bahamian Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2013 in Coconut Grove, Florida. The ceremony was held by the Coconut Grove American Legion Post #182 in honor of those veterans who have served the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES

  • Staff Sergeant Zachary White retired from the Air Force carries the American flag as he participates in a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2013 in Coconut Grove, Florida. The ceremony was held by the Coconut Grove American Legion Post #182 in honor of those veterans who have served the United States. JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES