From left; Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. applaud during a groundbreaking cerem

 

              From left; Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. applaud during a groundbreaking cerem
From left; Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. applaud during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s next project to honor veterans, the Education Center at The Wall, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Washington. The center will tell the stories of 58,000 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War and will honor fallen soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)