Veterans Day at the WWII Memorial

Veterans salute their fallen comrades during a Veterans Day observance Sunday at the National World War II Memorial on the Mall. Rep. Marcy Kaptur led a delegation in a presentation of wreaths at the Freedom Wall, where 4,000 stars represent 400,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives.

Valencia Adams, of Bowie, Md., wipes tears from her eyes after getting a pencil rubbing of the name of her father Army Pvt. Phillip C. Adams who was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1970 after being in country for 6 months, as she visits the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during Veteran's Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Her son is retiring soon from the military after tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Valencia Adams, of Bowie, Md., wipes tears from her eyes after getting a pencil rubbing of the name of her father Army Pvt. Phillip C. Adams who was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1970 after being in country for 6 months, as she visits the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during Veteran's Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Her son is retiring soon from the military after tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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