ARLINGTON, Va. (April 16, 2014) -- Chris T. Geldart, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DCHSEMA) director, laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.

The wreath laying was part of an ongoing engagement program between JFHQ-NCR/MDW and its interagency partners. Laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is an honor usually bestowed upon military personnel and visiting foreign dignitaries.

DCHSEMA's mission is to support and coordinate homeland security and emergency management efforts, while ensuring that emergency operations in the District are prepared to protect against, plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made hazards.