• 1st Sgt. Noah Edney assists as Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, places the Presidential wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. Feb. 12, 2010.

    Wreath laying ceremony Lincoln Memorial

    1st Sgt. Noah Edney assists as Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, places the Presidential wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. Feb. 12, 2010.

  • Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (right) and Col. David P. Anders, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) (left), at the Lincoln Memorial during the wreath-laying ceremony. Feb.12,2010.

    Wreath laying ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (right) and Col. David P. Anders, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) (left), at the Lincoln...

  • Master Sgt. Allyn Van Patten, U.S. Army Band  Aca,!A"PershingAca,!a,,cs Own,Aca,!A? bugler, plays Taps during the laying of the Presidential wreath at the
Lincoln Memorial. Feb. 12, 2010.

    Wreath laying ceremony the Lincoln Memorial

    Master Sgt. Allyn Van Patten, U.S. Army Band Aca,!A"PershingAca,!a,,cs Own,Aca,!A? bugler, plays Taps during the laying of the Presidential wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. Feb. 12, 2010.

  • Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (right) and Col. David P. Anders, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) (left), at the Lincoln Memorial during the wreath-laying ceremony.

    Wreath laying Ceremony Lincoln Memorial

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (right) and Col. David P. Anders, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) (left), at the Lincoln...

  • Sgt. Benjamin Sprague assists as Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, places the Presidential wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va.  Feb. 15, 2010

    George Washington's Tomb

    Sgt. Benjamin Sprague assists as Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, places the Presidential wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va. Feb...

  • U.S. Army Band bugler, Master Sgt. Allyn Van Patten, plays Taps at the presentation of the Presidential wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va. February 15, 2010.

    George Washington's Monument

    U.S. Army Band bugler, Master Sgt. Allyn Van Patten, plays Taps at the presentation of the Presidential wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va. February 15, 2010.

  • Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, during the presentation of the Presidential wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va.
February 15, 2010.

    Wreath Ceremony at George Washington's Monument

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, during the presentation of the Presidential wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va. February 15, 2010.

In honor of Presidents' Day holiday weekend, Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, placed the President's wreath at both the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and at George Washington's Tomb in Mount Vernon, Va.

The Lincoln Memorial event took place Friday, Feb.12, 2010. The ceremony at Mount Vernon on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, celebrated WashingtonAca,!a,,cs 278th birthday.

"We are the face of the U.S. Army in the National Capital Region. It is appropriate that we are the ones representing the President as the oldest service to commemorate the birth of these two Presidents. The fact that we get to do it on a PresidentsAca,!a,,c weekend is pretty significant for us," said Horst.

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