American flags fly below the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Washington. The Washington Monument was damaged and has been closed to visitors since the August 2011 ear

 

              American flags fly below the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Washington. The Washington Monument was damaged and has been closed to visitors since the August 2011 ear
American flags fly below the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Washington. The Washington Monument was damaged and has been closed to visitors since the August 2011 earthquake. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)