Navy Memorial Foundation Dinner 2013

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performed “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” among other patriotic tunes, including the anthems of the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Former Navy lieutenant Bernadette Beckwell of Long Island, New York, with her service dog, Tucker. While serving in Afghanistan she received injuries that caused permanent brain damage. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

General Motors chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, one of the recipients of the 2013 Lone Sailor Awards, at the VIP reception at the National Building Museum. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At the VIP reception at the Lone Sailor Awards dinner, the chairman of the board of the Navy Memorial Foundation, Richard C. Vie, and on the right, the group’s president and CEO, retired Vice Admiral John Totushek. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

General P.X. Kelley and Joan Alger. He was the 28th commandant of the Marine Corps and also a recipient Wednesday night of a Lone Sailor Award. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas received the Naval Heritage Award at the Lone Sailor Awards dinner. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

CNN founder and honoree of the evening Ted Turner, with his companion, Sally Ranney, during a kiss.

Ted Turner and Sally Ranney. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The view of the Lone Sailor Awards dinner from the upper tier of the National Building Museum. An estimated 600 guests attended the gala. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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