A boy waves American flags as Marines march in the Larchmont Memorial Day parade as part of Fleet Week in New York, May 24, 2012. Fleet Week has been New York's celebration of the sea services since 1984. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Martin Egnash.
Retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sterling R. Cale, a 90-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, takes a moment in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial during the the USS Arizona Memorial 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony, May 27, 201. The ceremony honored the 1,177 service members who lost their lives during the Japanese attack on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with a child with the TAPS organization at the 18th annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Arlington, Va. TAPS, or Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, is a nonprofit group that supports surviving families of fallen service members. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Kathy Cardona, right, embraces her daughter, Julianna Blamire, both of Connecticut, after observing the name of Cardona's husband, Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Cardona, on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a Memorial Day event in Washington, D.C., May 28, 2012. "It's my third time here," Cardona said. "But it's never easy." DOD photo by Linda Hosek