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Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Craig Langrall of Southern Maryland explains to his daughter Lucy Rose, 5, what the "Field of Gold Stars" signifies at the World War II Memorial following a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Craig and Lucy attended the event to watch Lucy's grandfather, Clark Langrall, who present a memorial wreath for the Merchant Marines during the ceremony. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank Rigo of Phoenix, Ariz., bottom center, is greeted by visitors at the World War II Memorial following a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank Rigo of Phoenix, Ariz., sits in his wheelchair in front of a memorial wreath he helped play at the World War II Memorial during a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans stand at the World War II Memorial for a wreath ceremony during a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank Rigo of Phoenix, Ariz., third from left, watches as a memorial wreath is placed at the World War II Memorial during a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Derek Hufty of Falls Church, Va. holds a small American flag during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A veteran salutes during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans salute during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ralph Taylor of Sykesville, Md. and his son Alex, 7, attend a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ralph Taylor of Sykesville, Md. and his son Alex, 7, attend a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans make their way into the World War II Memorial during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans make their way to a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Master Sgt. Timothy Russer, stationed at the Pentagon, right, rests outside the World War II memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Michael Harold of Washington, D.C. wears American flag sox as he jogs on the National Mall on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Kristin Berg of Washington, D.C. carries a rose to leave at the District of Colombia War Memorial, which commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in Word War I, on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States World War I Centennial Commission Director of Operations Rebekah Wilson of Warrington, Va., right, and Todd Butler of Occoquan, Va., left, puts down small American flags at the District of Colombia War Memorial, which commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in Word War I on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Todd Butler of Occoquan, Va. puts down small American flags at the District of Colombia War Memorial, which commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in Word War I on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A rose is left along a column of the District of Colombia War Memorial, which commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in Word War I on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance Veterans' Day program at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Charles Slate) LOCAL PRINT OUT (MYRTLE BEACH HERALD OUT, HORRY INDEPENDENT OUT, CAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE, GEORGETOWN TIMES OUT)