Panetta Observes Veterans Day in Hawaii

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Cruchfield, chief of staff of U.S. Pacific Command, right, salutes as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta steps off the plane in Honolulu, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta participated in Veterans Day ceremonies in Hawaii, the first stop on a six-day trip en route to Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta places a wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta stopped in Hawaii as he began a six-day trip to Australia and Asia.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta stands for a moment of silence after placing a wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta is on a six-day trip to Australia and Asia.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with World War II Veterans after placing a wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta stopped in Hawaii as he began a day trip to Australia and Asia.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta observes a new mosaic memorial of the Vietnam War at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Nov. 11, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Nov. 11, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo