Hagel Attends Ceremony to Honor Marine Corps Legacy

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota L. Meyer at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • The Marine Corps Band, known as "The President's Own," plays at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Marines perform during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with veterans at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the 238th-year legacy of the Marine Corps at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with veterans at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the 238th-year legacy of the Marine Corps at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a 48-star flag from James P. Donovan, the founder and president of the Marine Corps War Memorial, during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor  the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos, center, and Marine Corps Col. Christian Cabaniss, the commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., render honors during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Audience members attend the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the 238th-year legacy of the Marine Corps at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • The Marine Corps Band, known as "The President's Own," plays at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 239-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos at the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Marine Corps Commandant James F. Amos share a moment during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Marine Corps' 238-year legacy at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with veterans during the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the 238-year legacy of the Marine Corps at the Iwo Jima War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 9, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler