Julius Wesley Becton, Jr.
Retired United States Army lieutenant general Julius Wesley Becton, Jr.(right) shakes hands with Josiah Bunting III, Chairman, Friends of the National World War II Memorial. Veterans of World War II gathered at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday September 2, 2016, for a solemn wreath-laying ceremony on V-J Day, the 71st anniversary of the end of that conflict. On Sept. 2, 1945, Imperial Japan formerly surrendered to the Allied Powers aboard the battleship USS Missouri. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service. Becton was a former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and education administrator. (Photo by Jeff Malet)