Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Zatyra Rousseau high-fives a child during the 2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York City, Nov. 11, 2018.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Zatyra Rousseau high-fives a child during the 2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York City, Nov. 11, 2018.

Photo by Chief Petty Officer Roger Duncan / Department of Defense

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