James C. Dinegar, Greater Washington Board of Trade (GWBOT) president and CEO and Stuart L. Solomon, GWBOT 2014 chair and managing director laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 5, 2014.
The wreath laying is part of an ongoing engagement program between JFHQ-NCR/MDW and its partners in the National Capital Region. Laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is an honor usually bestowed upon military personnel and visiting foreign dignitaries.
As the leading regional business organization, the Board of Trade addresses business concerns that span geographic boundaries. Pro-business and bipartisan, the Board of Trade engages business, civic and government leaders to collaborate on important issues throughout the District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Dinegar, Solomon and their guests observed a Changing of the Guard and received a brief about the tomb sentinels roles and responsibilities by Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch, Sergeant of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). They also received a brief history about the cemetery by Arlington National Cemetery historian Dr. Stephan Carney.