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Troops assemble for full honors wreath laying

Apr 18 2016
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Troops assemble for full honors wreath laying

Service members prepare for a full honors wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, April 13, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania Edi Rama laid the wreath.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
 

Korean War repatriation service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr.

Korean War repatriation service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr.

Mourners attending the gravesite service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr., including his sister Urbana Mae Warfel, second left, and his brother Robert Meckley, fourth left, place red roses on the casket during the graveside service in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 4, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Meckley was reported missing Dec. 2, 1950, in the area of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War and was declared dead in 1954. His remains were recently identified.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released).


First Lady of New Zealand

Apr 04 2016
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First Lady of New Zealand

Bronagh Key, left, wife of Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key, receives a tour of the President John F. Kennedy Gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery from Director of Events and Ceremonies Dave Kammen, second from the left, March 30, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Key laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visited several sites in the cemetery.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


Funeral service for U.S. Army Green Beret KIA

Funeral service for U.S. Army Green Beret KIA

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Xavier Brunson, commander of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, presents an American Flag to Declan, son of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Matthew Q. McClintock, during the graveside service for McClintock in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, March 7, 2016, in Arlington, Va. McClintock was killed in action Jan. 5, 2016, in Afghanistan.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, March 11, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Trudeau laid a wreath at the Tomb and the Canadian Cross of Sacrifice while at the cemetery.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released).

Plenty Coups headdress installation

Plenty Coups headdress installation

ANC curator, Roderick Gainer (left), and, Brent Orton (right), mount maker and lead fabrication technician with Capitol Museum Services, prepare the headdress of Crow Tribe (Apsalookee) Chief Plenty Coups for display at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Display Room. Chief Plenty Coups removed this War Bonnet from his head and placed it on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November, 11, 1921, in tribute to the Unknown.

(ANC photo by Stephen Smith, released)

Snow Cover

Feb 22 2016
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Snow Cover

Winter at Arlington. Snow blankets Arlington National Cemetery.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


President of Italy lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

President of Italy lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, right, escorts President of Italy Sergio Mattarella during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Feb. 7, 2016. Following the wreath-laying, Mattarella toured the Memorial Display Room.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/Released)


NASA’s Day of Remembrance

Feb 01 2016
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NASA’s Day of Remembrance

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, right, face the gravesite of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom in Arlington National Cemetery during NASA’s Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 28, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Jan. 28 marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident, though all of those “who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.” In addition attendees visited the graves of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom and Lt. Cmdr. Roger Chaffee, who were killed in a fire on Apollo 1.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)


Prime Minister of Australia Wreath Laying

Jan 25 2016
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Prime Minister of Australia Wreath Laying

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, center, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, while being escorted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, second from the right, and Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, right, at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 18, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Turnbull laid the wreath during a two day visit to Washington, D.C.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)