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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wreaths Across America

This past Saturday, many folks across the United States participated in "Wreaths Across America".  Wreaths Across America are a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992.  (Copied almost directly form their site).

A solemn time to remember those of have served our country and died in combat or later in life.  It was a time to come together to show our support, our respect, and our thanks.

Here are a few photo highlights:
 Presentation of the Color Guard

Following are representatives from all Branches of Services including a
representative for POW/MIA's.  Unfortunately, I missed a photo, I believe
of the Marines.  I meant to talk one of all.


Taps being played, prior to
laying the wreaths.

One section of Quantico National Cemetery

Gentleman paying his respects.

Still brings tears to my eyes when remembering the fallen soldiers service to our country.  Was hard to see dates of those younger than myself, who've died within the last year or so.  Reminded me to be thankful for those who have served in various wars and made it home safely. 

Remember, freedom is not free, there is a cost.

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