Defense Leaders Honor Shooting Victims at Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greet Washington Mayor Vincent Gray before laying a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. The defense leaders held the small ceremony to remember the 12 victims of the Sept. 16 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Washington Mayor Vincent Gray before laying a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with visitors at the Navy Memorial before participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walk with Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., far left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, and Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, to honor the 12 victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lay a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., third from right, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, second from right, and Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, right, chief of naval operations, look on. Hagel and Dempsey placed wreath next to "The Lone Sailor," a statue representing "all people who have ever served, are serving now, or are yet to serve in the United States Naval services." DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lay a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, present a wreath during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • From right to left, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Navy Secretary Ray Mabus; and Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, honor the 12 victims of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, far left, participated in the ceremony. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, second from left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus stand during the playing of taps at a wreath-laying a wreath ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From right to left, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenhart, chief of naval operations; Navy Secretary Ray Mabus; and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors at the Navy Memorial during a wreath-laying ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • A bugler plays taps after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, placed a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo