Americans remembered the sacrifices of the civil rights movement and they also remembered the triumph.
President Obama, however, said he was not interested in an "open-ended" operation in Syria.
Maury Landsman's parents stayed home on Aug. 28, 1963. Their liquor store, like all others in the nation's capital, was shuttered the day of the March on Washington and the couple had no interest in attending. But Landsman, then 20, felt strongly that he needed to be there.