Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Jim Hardwick of Dallas, Texas, who served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The admiral thanked Mr. Hardwick for his service following a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Jim Hardwick of Dallas, Texas, who served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The admiral thanked Mr. Hardwick for his service following a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)