Army Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in Honor of Arlington County Fire Department

The following media alert is issued by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Jim Schwartz, chief of the Arlington County Fire Department, and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Wednesday, August 20 at 9 a.m.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

Media interested in covering this ceremony must register by 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, to be placed on the credentialed list; send an email to with the following information: your full name, media organization, contact phone number, email address, and vehicle info (tags, year, make, and model).

Editor Notes:
Media must arrive at Memorial Avenue no later than 8:15 a.m. Upon arrival to Arlington National Cemetery, members of the press are requested to provide name and media organization to the security guard at the main gate on Memorial Avenue. Media will be directed to a staging location. A public affairs representative will escort media into and out of the cemetery.

Media must provide their own transportation.


Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.