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A U.S. Marine plays "Taps" at the end of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. This marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A U.S. Park Police officer salutes as the United States Armed Forces Color Guard presents the colors at the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Gunnery Sgt. Chris Clark is reflected in his trombone as he plays with the Marine Band brass quintet at the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington. (The Washington Times)

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A veteran comes up to chat with the Marine Band brass quintet before the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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United States Marine Captain Wesley S. Jagoe [cq] salutes during the playing of the National Anthem above a row of wheel chairs used to assist a group of World War II veterans as they arrive for 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)

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United States Marine Captain Wesley S. Jagoe [cq] salutes during the playing of the National Anthem above a row of wheel chairs used to assist a group of World War II veterans as they arrive for 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)

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A man walks past the World War II Memorial following 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)

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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)

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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. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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World War II veterans salute for a group photo following 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)

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World War II veterans salute for a group photo following 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)

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US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class and Seabee (retired) Leon Clifton of Mt. Zion, Ill., is bundled up against the morning chill as he attends the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event . (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A World War II veteran wipes his eyes during speeches at 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)

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National Park Service volunteer Kimberly Saucedo-Broach,16, chats with World War II veteran US Navy Coxwain (Retired) Barney Melvin, of Shelbyville, Ill., (right) during the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event in Washington, D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A man walks past the World War II Memorial following 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)

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US Navy Gunner's Mate 3rd Class (Retired) Leo Stanley Zawislak (center) salutes during Taps at the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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US Air Force Band Master Sargent Brett Miller warms up prior to the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A wreath stands at the entrance of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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United States Marine Captain Wesley S. Jagoe salutes during the playing of the National Anthem above a row of wheel chairs used to assist a group of World War II veterans as they arrive for the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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World War II veterans arrive and take their seats as the sun rises during the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)