Marilyn Wyche [cq], a D.C. resident who served in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, walks her dog past the D.C. World War I memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. She said she is "grateful for the recognition" of her service and wanted to come to the memorial on the observation of Veteran's Day. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Marilyn Wyche [cq], a D.C. resident who served in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, walks her dog past the D.C. World War I memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. She said she is "grateful for the recognition" of her service and wanted to come to the memorial on the observation of Veteran's Day. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)