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Anne Byrd Fickling, 7, of Fredericksburg, Va., waits for the sun to set and the fireworks to start at the base of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Anne Byrd Fickling, 7, of Fredericksburg, Va., waits for the sun to set and the fireworks to start at the base of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.