Wreaths Across America December 14, 2013 Arlington Cemetery

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Arlington National CemeteryThis year the annual Wreaths Across America Caravan leaves Harrington Maine on December 8, 2013 and heads down the east coast for arrival at Arlington National Cemetery on December 14, 2013 at 9 AM.

The Wreaths Across America project started quietly in 1992 with Morrill Worcester and his family.  The project took off in 2006 through the power of social media and since then the project has grown.  The goal is still to place a wreath on every grave in Arlington National Cemetery.

For those of us who have been fortunate enough to participate in the project over the years, watching the number of volunteers grow as well as the increase in trucks arriving is heart warming.  It is a somber task to place wreaths on the graves of our hero's but one that it is an honor to do.

If you live in the DC area and want to participate in the project all you have to do is show up.  I recommend you come in by Metro or carpool as traffic backs up quickly headed into the cemetery. The opening ceremony takes place in the Amphitheater where they announce the official sections of the cemetery for wreath placement.

 

 

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Dana Hollish Hill
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I have noticed the wreaths before, but didn't know about this program. What a wonderful way to remember our fallen heroes. I'm going to spread the word. 

December 05, 2013 04:54 PM #1
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Cindy, Thanks for publicizing this and your contributions of time with this program.  The fallen deserve our respect.  Bill

December 05, 2013 06:57 PM #2
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Sondra Meyer
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Cindy, as a veteran I'd like to say thank your letting everyone know about this project.  I imagine that you described it very well when you said that it would be both sobering and honorable experience in placing wreathes on the graves.  It is nice to know that some people do not forget those that sacrificed all.   

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Cindy,

I've put it on my calendar, and hope nothing comes up to prevent me from attending.

Rich

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Cindy Jones
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Thanks Dana it is a wonderful program and way to spend a morning.

Bill they do indeed and this is just one small way to remember them.


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Sondra-I've seen the number of volunteers grow every year since I've participated.

Rich hopefully we'll find each other if you make it.

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Cindy -- Wow, what an awesome program and an honor to be a part of. I'd definitely volunteer if it wasn't so far.

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