BVA Honors Fallen At 149th Observance


BVA National Vice President and Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Joe Parker joined National Headquarters staff and Mid-Atlantic Regional Group Secretary Michaun Harrison at Arlington National Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day Observance.

The event, the 149th of its kind at the cemetery, was directed and supervised by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. It included a presidential wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns, music and addresses in the Memorial Amphitheater, and organizational wreath presentations at the Tomb.

This year’s ceremony also included the U.S. Air Force Band and brief remarks by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, and President Donald J. Trump.


Left to right with BVA wreath honoring the fallen members of America’s Armed Forces, Joe Parker and guide dog Josie, Michaun Harrison, and Wade Davis.

Left to right with BVA wreath honoring the fallen members of America’s Armed Forces, Joe Parker and guide dog Josie, Michaun Harrison, and Wade Davis.


BVA Training Coordinator Wade Davis marches with U.S. flag during opening Parade of Colors National Emblem March at Memorial Day ceremony.

BVA Training Coordinator Wade Davis marches with U.S. flag during opening Parade of Colors National Emblem March at Memorial Day ceremony.


Flanked by VFW escort and with scores of onlookers behind, blinded vets offer final salute following presentation of BVA wreath.

Flanked by VFW escort and with scores of onlookers behind, blinded vets offer final salute following presentation of BVA wreath.

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