By Mr George Markfelder (JFHQNCRMDW)February 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 12, 2012) -- Representing the President of the United States, U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, presided during an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial, Sunday morning. The ceremony was held in honor of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, on what would have been his 203rd birthday.
The Soldiers of MDW will conduct another Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony during Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. at the Tomb of George Washington located on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates and Garden, Mount Vernon, Va. The ceremony will be followed by patriotic music and military firing featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard.
The upcoming wreath-laying ceremony, patriotic music and military firing demonstration are free and open to the general public. Tickets are NOT required to attend these events. Space is limited to standing room only. Attendees are encouraged to be at George Washington's Tomb by 9:30 a.m.
MDW acts as the Army Forces Component and core staff element of the Joint Force Head-quarters-National Capital Region which conducts operations that deter, prevent, and respond to threats aimed at the National Capital Region. It also conducts world-class ceremonial, musical and special events in support of our Nation's leadership.