The Fr. Walter Malloy Assembly #1894 was once again, honored to present the Wreath to be laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Columbus Day. 

Public Wreath Ceremonies are often conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. More formal ceremonies involve the laying of a wreath and the attendance of others at this ritual. The most solemn of these occur on state occasions where the president or his designee lays a wreath to mark the national observance of Memorial Day, Veterans Day or some other special occasion. As a general rule, these take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, attended by ceremonial units from the uniformed services.   In addition, there are wreath layings by various other public figures and organizations.

This year, as they have for over 35 years, Fr. Walter F. Malloy Assembly #1894 sponsored the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, on Columbus Day.  The Assembly typically invites the State Deputy to lay the wreath with the Assembly Faithful Navigator (or his representative).  Over the years, this event has become one of the hallmarks of the Assembly’s year, drawing one of the largest showings of Honor Guard. The Assembly’s purpose is to honor both the memory of the Order’s namesake and the sacrifices of those who have borne arms in the defense of the United States of America.

Pictured above are members of Fr. Walter Malloy Assembly and the State Deputy rendering the customary salute after the laying of the Wreath.