NASCAR pays respect to Tomb
By Sgt. Brian K. Parker
September 24, 2009
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Spc. Joseph Hull, a Tomb Guard, explains the significance of the Tomb Guard Identification Badge to NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Members of the Hendrick Motorsports team, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Hendrick, escorted by Brig. Gen. Karl Horst, commander of the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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A bugler plays "Taps," during a wreath ceremony conducted for members of the Hendrick Motorsports team, NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Hendrick.
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Brig. Gen. Karl Horst presents NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon with a token of his appreciation.
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Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Lanier, the Sergeant of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, shakes hands with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon after laying a wreath.
Members of the Hendrick Motorsports team, NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Hendrick, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery Thursday to pay respect to servicemembers both past and present in an event sponsored by the USO.
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