Hagel, French President Pay Respects at Arlington Cemetery

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan wait to greet French President Francois Hollande at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014.  Hollande participated in a ceremony to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and present the World Ward II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets French President Francois Hollande at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014, before Hollande lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and presents the World Ward II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, French President Francois Hollande and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan walk through an honor cordon at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014.
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, French President Francois Hollande and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan approach the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • French President Francois Hollande lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from right, looks on and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan salutes. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • French President Francois Hollande lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, French President Francois Hollande and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan pay respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and French President Francois Hollande stand in front of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • French President Francois Hollande makes remarks as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from right, looks on during a presentation at the Tomb of the Unknowns to World War II Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014.
 DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • French President Francois Hollande presents the World War II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • French President Francois Hollande presents the World War II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014.
 DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanks French President Francois Hollande for laying a wreath and presenting the World War II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • French President Francois Hollande presents a gift to Arlington National Cemetery after laying a wreath and presenting the World War II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at the cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, French President Francois Hollande and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan walk together after visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014.
 DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, French President Francois Hollande and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan stand during a departure ceremony after visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2014. Hollande laid a wreath at the tomb and presents the World War II Unknown with the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military award. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo