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Prince Harry Lays Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery


Prince Harry paying respect to fallen soldiers. Photo Credit: Charles Dharapak AP

Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. is a solemn place for the public to pay respect to the fallen.  Although there was a prince among the gathered public, today was no exception.

As his tour of the United States continues, Prince Harry arrived to pay tribute to his brothers in arms.  He first made his way to Section 60 to where those who lost their lives in America’s war of terror have been laid to rest.  There, he placed a wreath with a personal message that read, “To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate price in the cause of freedom.”  He signed the note, “Captain Harry Wales.”  He then visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to lay a second wreath and, in an interesting move, laid a bouquet on the grave of President John F. Kennedy.  After laying the bouquet, Prince Harry stood to attention and respectfully bowed his head.  This November marks 50 years since the assassination of President Kennedy.  The young prince wore his Number 1 Dress of the Blues and Royals with beret and was joined on his tour of the cemetery by Major General Mike Linnington and cemetery executive director Kathryn Condon.

The next stop on Prince Harry’s United States tour is a diplomatic reception and the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado, New York City to attend an event in association with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and New Jersey to visit damage done by Hurricane Sandy.

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