Sunday, December 11, 2011

Arlington Wreath Laying 2011

kasee102's photostream on Flickr.

We went to  Arlington National Cemetery  yesterday , to participate in the
Wreaths Across America  20th annual wreath laying .

Unfortunately, after a change in the schedule that we hadn't seen, we arrived after most of the wreaths had been laid. We managed to find just a few of the last wreaths, and place them, and then we proceeded to take some pictures ...which I still don't think do justice to how breathtaking it is to look out across the cemetery and see the wreaths laid in row upon row of headstones, as far as the eye can see. 

And then I went to Section 60 and found a grave that I've been meaning to visit for a long time, to pay my respects...ever since I sent the widow of this fallen soldier a condolence card, she has always sent me a beautiful Christmas card every year, with a  moving remembrance of her husband, and so I wished to take time to pause at his gravesite and say a small prayer.

While our participation this year didn't go quite as we had planned? it was still a privilege to be a part of this once again at Arlington..
.and Thank You, to Morrill Worcester and the Worcester Wreath Company  for beginning this tradition!

Soldiers Angels Germany has a nice post up also about Wreath-laying at Arlington

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