Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wreaths Across America

12-10-11 -- Wreaths Across America
Today, my girls participated as part of their American Heritage Girls troop, the official girls affiliate to the Boy Scouts, in the wreath laying ceremony for Wreaths Across America. They went to the military cemetery at Quantico, Virginia.

It's a lovely ceremony and a beautiful way to remember with honor and love those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. There were representatives from each branch of the uniformed services, taps was played, and the wreaths were solemnly laid upon each of the graves of fallen soldiers and veterans.

My friend and AST Sorority sister, Tracy, is actively involved in this program. She and I happened to realize that her Dad and Uncle were buried in the same cemetery as my Dad and Uncle. For the past two years, Tracy has been personally laying the wreath on my Dad's grave. It means the world to me and to my family, especially my mother, who can no longer make the trip to Ft. Indiantown Gap cemetery on her own.

At this time of year when we anticipate the coming of Our Lord, this simple and beautiful memorial to our fallen soldiers and honored veterans is symbolic of our unity as Americans, one nation under God. It inspires patriotic hope in our great nation which was founded on Christian principles.

To participate with Wreaths Across America, to honor a member of your family or to place a wreath in honor of any soldier, seaman or airman buried at a military cemetery, follow this link.

Thank you, Daddy and all men and women who fight courageously, for your service to our country! We miss you!

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