• Sgt. Kyle Obrosky of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, one of 15,000 placed Dec. 12 at Arlington National Cemetery, one of hundreds of locations at which Wreaths Across America is marking graves of veterans. The ceremony concluded the day's activities, which in addition to the volunteers laying wreaths at grave markers throughout the cemeteries, included a ceremonial wreath laying at the
USS Main Memorial, the Kennedy gravesites and the grave of former Secretary of State and Maine Senator Edmund Muskie."

    A final for the Unknowns

    Sgt. Kyle Obrosky of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, one of 15,000 placed Dec. 12 at Arlington National Cemetery, one of hundreds of locations at which Wreaths Across America is marking graves...

  • Sam Thurston (left), 10, examines a grave marker where she will lay her wreath, while her friend, Bella Flowe, 12, places one beside her."

    Thinking and doing

    Sam Thurston (left), 10, examines a grave marker where she will lay her wreath, while her friend, Bella Flowe, 12, places one beside her."

  • Col. David Griffith, director of Freedom Team Salute, pins a commendation on Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company, for
his efforts over the past 18 years in donating thousands of wreaths across the country to honor fallen servicemembers during the holiday season."

    Thank you commendation

    Col. David Griffith, director of Freedom Team Salute, pins a commendation on Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company, for his efforts over the past 18 years in donating thousands of wreaths across the country to honor fallen...

  • Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, welcomes the crowd to the 18th Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 12. More than 6,000 people showed up to place 15,000
wreaths on graves all around the cemetery."

    Welcome

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, welcomes the crowd to the 18th Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 12. More than 6,000...

  • Hundreds of people line up behind an 18-wheel truck to grab some wreaths to place around Arlington National Cemetery. Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine, has donated thousands of wreaths to be placed at the cemetery since 1992 and enlisted thousands more in his Wreaths Across America project."

    Helping Hands

    Hundreds of people line up behind an 18-wheel truck to grab some wreaths to place around Arlington National Cemetery. Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine, has donated thousands of wreaths to be placed at the cemetery since...

  • Abbie Goodson, 2, places a wreath on a grave marker in Section Two of Arlington National Cemetery. Goodson, her parents, grandparents and eight other relatives and make the trek from Georgia to participate in the event. "We hope to be back next year, and we'll bring even more Family out," said Mike Goodson, Abbie's grandfather."

    Abbie

    Abbie Goodson, 2, places a wreath on a grave marker in Section Two of Arlington National Cemetery. Goodson, her parents, grandparents and eight other relatives and make the trek from Georgia to participate in the event. "We hope to be back next year...

  • A Maine wreath adorns every grave marker in Section Two of Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths were also placed in sections 9, 31,32 and 37. The USO sponsored an additional 1,000
wreaths to be placed in Section 60, where casualties from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.

    Section Two

    A Maine wreath adorns every grave marker in Section Two of Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths were also placed in sections 9, 31,32 and 37. The USO sponsored an additional 1,000 wreaths to be placed in Section 60, where casualties from the conflicts...

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