African American Soldiers 1 African American Officers doughboys with mules gas masks pilots in dress uniforms The pilots Riveters Mule Rearing

 

Jason DeCrow WWI 0411The Washington DC-based U.S. Navy Honor Guard participated in last Thursday's Wreath of Remembrance Ceremony, held in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills National Cemetery to honor the centennial of World War I and Navy-Marine Corps heroes in advance of Fleet Week 2019. 

Wreath of Remembrance Ceremony at NYC's Cypress Hills National Cemetery 

By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, United States World War One Centennial Commission

A Wreath of Remembrance Ceremony was held in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills National Cemetery, on Thursday of last week, to honor the centennial of World War I and Navy-Marine Corps heroes in advance of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Week New York,

The U.S. WWI Centennial Commission-sponsored event honored Sailors from France and the U.K. who died in New York City in 1918, along with double Medal of Honor recipients Coxswain John Cooper, USN and Sergeant Major Dan Daly, USMC.

Here are a few of the images that were captured by photographers covering the special event:

Jason DeCrow WWI 0441Commissioner Dr. Libby O'Connell of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, gives remarks at the ceremony.

NYJD105New York's own double Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Major Dan Daly is honored during a Wreath of Remembrance Ceremony held in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills National Cemetery

NYJD103Members of the French Veterans Association participate in the event Thursday, which honored Sailors from France and the U.K. who died in New York City in 1918, as well as double Medal of Honor recipients Coxswain John Cooper USN and Sergeant Major Dan Daly USMC.

Jason DeCrow WWI 0660Commander Richard McHugh, Royal Navy, and Mr. Dominique Boulais, of the UK's Commonwealth War Graves Commission, render honors at the graves of three Royal Navy sailors who died of the flu in New York during World War I.

Jason DeCrow WWI 0882The family of Daniel Loeb, grand-nephew of Marine Corps SGT Major Dan Daly, at the legendary Marine's graveside.

 

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