I’m a little late with my posting this year for the Wreaths Across America Project. It is not to late to contribute to this wonderful project that helps recognize those who have given their lives for our country. The Wreaths Across America Project lays wreaths all across the United States at cemetery’s large and small.
The project started in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery and has grown to include hundred’s of other cemetery’s across the country. This year at Arlington Cemetery the volunteers (myself included) will be at Section 60 where many of our hero’s from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last year the when the truck arrived at Arlington Cemetery (2009 photos) it was early and cold. Yet there were hundreds of volunteers standing at the ready to take wreaths by the arm full and head out to the designated locations.
This year I expect there will be the same number of volunteers and perhaps even more. In the DC area besides laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery wreaths will be place at the Pentagon 9/11 memorial, the Women Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Korean Memorial and at sunset at the World War II memorial.
Remember our hero’s everyday and if you know a military family with a loved one deployed this holiday season lend a helping hand.