Memorial Day at the Vietnam Wall

An attendee holds a POW/MIA flag and an American flag during a prayer at the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
An attendee holds a POW/MIA flag and an American flag during a prayer at the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza places a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a part of the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza places a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a part of the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza places a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a part of the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza places a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a part of the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza salutes as taps is sounded during the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza salutes as taps is sounded during the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza, center, salutes as taps is sounded during the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Vice Commander Paul Espinoza, center, salutes as taps is sounded during the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Gold Star mothers are escorted from the stage following the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Gold Star mothers are escorted from the stage following the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A detail of pins on the vest of Coltilde Szelkowski of Post 1 in Denver after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A detail of pins on the vest of Coltilde Szelkowski of Post 1 in Denver after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Coltilde Szelkowski of Post 1 in Denver salutes Gold Star mother Georgie Carter Krell, after discovering that Krell was the mother of Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Carter after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C.
Coltilde Szelkowski of Post 1 in Denver salutes Gold Star mother Georgie Carter Krell, after discovering that Krell was the mother of Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Carter after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C.
A volunteer uses a stepladder to capture a stone rubbing of a name etched in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A volunteer uses a stepladder to capture a stone rubbing of a name etched in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Attendees spend some time at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Attendees spend some time at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Roger and Janice Fenlason of South Windsor, Conn., make a stone rubbing of Douglas Frasier's name, the brother of their neighbor after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Roger and Janice Fenlason of South Windsor, Conn., make a stone rubbing of Douglas Frasier's name, the brother of their neighbor after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Attendees spend some time at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Attendees spend some time at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after the Memorial Day Observance at the Wall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.