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Notice Anything About Chuck Hagel's Face Today?

"Mishap."

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrives for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, November 11, 2014. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

As the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel had some public speaking engagements on this Veterans Day, causing many who saw him to wonder what was wrong with his cheek.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrives for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, November 11, 2014. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrives for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, November 11, 2014. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Full Honor Wreath-laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Veterans Day observations at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower. U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Dr. Jill Biden. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Hagel watches Vice President Joe Biden participate in a Full Honor Wreath-laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Veterans Day observations at Arlington National Cemetery. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It turns out, he had a "minor kitchen mishap."

While at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall Hagel talked about the help needed by modern war veterans.

"The entire 9/11 generation volunteered to serve at a time of war, and they have a strong desire to continue making a difference in the world whether by staying in the military, finding a job that engages them every day, pursuing another outlet for public service, or just being involved in their local communities," Hagel said, according to The Hill. "They don’t need a handout or a hand up — they just want the opportunity to continue proving themselves. It falls on us to make sure they get that opportunity.”

One last thing…
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