A veteran comes up to chat with the Marine Band brass quintet before the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

A veteran comes up to chat with the Marine Band brass quintet before the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)