World War II veterans arrive as the sun rises during the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

World War II veterans arrive as the sun rises during the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)