Students in D.C. lay wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

By Brian Sobotko '16

Three Hamilton students participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony, held  on April 9, honored all members of the Hamilton community who have served in the Armed Forces.

The wreath party included three students participating in the study abroad D.C. program: Vincent Dicindio ’15, Christopher Holm ’15 and Tracy Mazerolle ’15. Lt. Colonel Eric R. Hannis ’90 also participated. Hannis currently serves as Country Director for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in the Middle East Division of Air Force International Affairs.

Jusuf appreciated the opportunity to participate in the ceremony.

“It was an incredible experience to be able to honor the brave men and women of Hamilton who have given so much for the defense of our nation.  Almost everyone in America knows at least one person who serves or has served in the armed forces, and being at Arlington Cemetery really helped us understand the degree of risk and sacrifice they assume for our country,” he commented.

The D.C. program is offered every semester and is designed to supplement the classroom and campus experience by giving students the opportunity to study first-hand the operations and programs of the federal government through an internship.


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