In 1962, an aging Gen. Douglas MacArthur delivered a final speech to the corps of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was nearing the end of his of life, and he knew it.

"The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace," he said, "for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."

For Veterans Day, here are some historical photos of Americans who served celebrating the end of war and coming home.

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