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By Don C. Brunell
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Million Wreaths Across America

 

December 21, 2017



by Don C. Brunell

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed while serving in uniform.

Normally, the fallen are remembered on Memorial Day, but thanks to a Maine family and over hundreds of thousand donors and volunteers, more than 1.5 million wreaths were laid on the tombstones of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen on December 16.

The panoramic view of Arlington National Cemetery’s rolling hills with its white grave markers perfectly a...



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