Leaders Honor Fallen at Arlington, Vietnam Wall

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A large audience gathered to observe Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery.  Featured speakers included Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden - the principals at the annual Memorial Day observance, May 31, 2010, at Arlington, National Cemetery, salute and join in the singing of the National Anthem. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  speaks at the National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, D.C on May 31, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III delivers remarks at the annual Memorial Day Observance, May 31, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery.  Lynn, who hosted the ceremonies at Arlington, concluded by introducing Vice President Joe Biden, the featured speaker. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, delivers remarks at the annual Memorial Day observance in the Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 2010.  Lynn , who was the host of the ceremonies tat Arlington this year, concluded by introducing Vice President Joe Biden, the featured speaker. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, D.C on May 31, 2010. 
 DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks at the annual Memorial Day observance, May 31, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Vice President Joe Biden places a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington, National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., in observance of Memorial Day, May 31, 2010. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Vice President Joe Biden places a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington, National Cemetery, Arlington, Viriginia, in observance of Memorial Day, May 31, 2010. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, D.C on May 31, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Viice President Joe Biden, accompanied by MaJ. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander of the Military District of Washington and the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capitol Region, salute at the playing of Taps by the lone bugular during Memorial Day Ceremonies, May 31, 2010, at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery.  Standing in the background at left is Deputy  Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, host for the ceremony. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • The United States Navy Band performs during the annual Memorial Day, observance, May 31, 2010, in the Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Before leaving Arlington National Cemetery, after speaking at the annual Memorial Day Observance, May 31, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill stopped by Section 60 - where some of our nation's most recently fallen heroes lie - to talk with family members and offer personal condolences. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Before leaving Arlington National Cemetery, where he was the featured speaker at the annual Memorial Day observance, May 31, 2010, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden stopped by Section 60 - where many of the most recent casualities of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been laid to rest - and talked with family members. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • Graves on a hill at Arlington National Cermtery, Memorial Day, May 31, 2010. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward
  • The Joint Service Color Guard presents the colors at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2010, during the annual Memorial Day observance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addresses audience members at the annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2010. Mullen gave the keynote address and recognized the addition of six new names to the over 58,000 service members who perished in that war.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. (ret.) Barry McCaffery and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  present a wreath at the annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addresses audience members at the annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  and his wife Deborah arrive at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff poses for photos with U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Paul Masi at the annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley