John Kelly and General Dunford visit WWI Cemetery
Dateline: Belleau - 10 November 2018
Date: 11/10/2018 05:50 PM
Belleau - 10 November 2018
1. Kelly and Dunford walk towards wreath laying position, two Marines present wreath to be laid, zoom-in to Kelly and Dunford observing moment of silence, pull-out
2. Kelly, Dunford and other dignitaries walking up steps to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery chapel
3. Wide of chapel and pan of burial sites marked by crosses
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly John Kelly laid a wreath in honour of those who died in World War I at Aisne-Marne cemetery in France on Saturday.
Kelly and and General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff visited the cemetery near the village of Belleau, France.
Kelly and Dunford also observed a moment of silence at the cemetery, which is 50 miles east of the French capital.
It's the site of a 1918 battle in which the American and French repelled German forces.
More than 1,800 Americans died there.
The battle looms large in the history of the U.S. Marines Corps.
President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit the World War I cemetery but the White House called his visit off due to poor weather.