We went to the wreath laying ceremony today at Arlington National Cemetery. Waiting three hours in the blazing sun with no breeze to speak of was completely worth it. We couldn’t have asked for better behavior from the girls either.
We were front and as centered as we could be. We were right next to the center line, which was saved for dignitaries.
The honor guards of each service flank the tomb
Pershing’s Own (The US Army Band)
Service before self
The wreath being brought out
Mrs. Biden’s shoes (you are not surprised that I noticed are you?)
Biden paying his respects after presenting the wreath
After the wreath has been presented
The services have retreated
A flag for every grave
We felt that it was such a privilege to give several hours of our time to be able to experience the wreath laying ceremony first hand. Next year, if we are able to go back we will sit for the memorial ceremony. You can only do one or the other due to crowds and time.