• Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 16, 2014.

    Chilean Defense Minster Honors America's Fallen Heroes

    Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 16, 2014.

  • Jorge Burgos (second right), Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan (second left), Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general render honors at the Tomb of the Unknow Ceremony during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 16, 2014.

    Chilean Defense Minster Honors America's Fallen Heroes

    Jorge Burgos (second right), Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan (second left), Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general render honors at...

  • Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile stands with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 16, 2014.

    Chilean Defense Minster Honors America's Fallen Heroes

    Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile stands with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during an Armed Forces Full Honors...

  • A wreath laid by Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile, sits at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier a following an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 16, 2014.

    Chilean Defense Minster Honors America's Fallen Heroes

    A wreath laid by Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile, sits at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier a following an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 16, 2014.

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 16, 2014) -- Jorge Burgos, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile, paid his respects to America's fallen during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Burgos was in the National Capital Region to meet with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and leaders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to discuss disaster relief and response issues in the wake of the two devastating earthquakes in Chile earlier this month.

Following the wreath laying ceremony Burgos visited a couple of different grave sites in Arlington National Cemetery.

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