Harry Patch, who served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II, is interviewed at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 before a National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony. Vipul Tripathi with Reingold communications accompanied Mr. Patch, who was one of several veterans who came for the ceremony. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Harry Patch, who served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II, is interviewed at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 before a National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony. Vipul Tripathi with Reingold communications accompanied Mr. Patch, who was one of several veterans who came for the ceremony. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)