Wreaths Across America wreath-laying at Quantico
National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12 at Noon. There were about
20 volunteers in our group, which also included 10 Manassas Young Marines.
It was a solemn ceremony on Memorial Circle with
Marine Corps Color Guard, a wreath placed for each branch of service and a
Bugler playing Taps. After the ceremony, we walked back to Section 4 to
place the wreaths. I was amazed that it only took about 30 minutes
for 200-300 volunteers to place wreaths on 1200 graves. Volunteers
were taking 4 to 8 wreaths at a time. I felt a feeling of honor and
respect for the veterans for whom I was placing a wreath. We
were asked to lay the wreath, read the name and give a moment of our time to
appreciate the sacrifices made by that veteran. It is a true day of
patriotism. If you were not able to attend, make plans for next year.
We were short 400 wreaths so I am going to
work even harder to get more sponsorships for 2010.
I would like to hear your thoughts, feelings and/or comments on that day.
Thank you for your time, effort and
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