Shirley Salchert of Vancouver, British Columbia, replaces an ornament that fell off of the Christmas tree at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. "It's a moving place to be," said Ms. Salchert, on a visit with her son, who works for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

Photo by: T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Shirley Salchert of Vancouver, British Columbia, replaces an ornament that fell off of the Christmas tree at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. "It's a moving place to be," said Ms. Salchert, on a visit with her son, who works for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)