ARLINGTON, Va. (April 23, 2014) -- General Pierre De Villiers, Chief of Defense, France, paid his respects to America's fallen heroes 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, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

De Villiers was in Washington to discuss matters of mutual interest with White House officials and the U.S. Joint Chief of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.