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It’s Sunday night, and I’ve just finished posting several photos on my Facebook page from the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery. I went again this year  — my third time — to place a wreath (actually two of them) on the graves of our military who rest in peaceful sleep on the rolling hills of what is to me, the most beautiful cemetery in our country. This was the first time my friend Elizabeth Letchworth had participated in the annual event, now in its 20th year. Her late husband Ron is among those who lie at rest at Arlington.


It’s always a poignant event, made even more so for me because it is the first time I’ve gone without ThirdWaveDave being part of it.  Though he was never able to physically make the trip, Dave Logan was there in spirit because he loved it, and in fact though he would never want credit for it, he played an important and integral role in making sure Morrill Worcester of the Worcester Wreath Company got the recognition he deserved for what he’s done every year since 1992.

I invite you to view this year’s photos  — you can see them here: Facebook.com/andrea.sheaking

Please try to experience this event at least once, whether at Arlington or in your own community, and bring your children and grandchildren too.

Click on Photos/Album – Wreaths Across America – Arlington National Cemetery

Read about what some of the 700 other participating communities did:

Agawam Wreaths Across America event places over 1100 wreaths on veteran

Wreaths Across America attracts thousands to national cemetery
Lebanon Daily News

Veteran’s Cemetery holds Wreaths Across America ceremony
Beauregard Daily News

Walmart DC helps Wreaths Across America | walmart … – Porterville Recorder
Porterville Recorder

Third Wreaths Across America celebration held in Port Byron

“Wreaths Across America” Comes to the Midlands

Sgt. Jason Swindle honored by Wreaths Across America | todaysthv.com
Today’s THV

‘Wreaths Across America’ Ceremony Comes to Rochester This Weekend

Wreaths Across America Ceremony To Honor Veterans

Lynchburg Honors & Remembers Veterans at ‘Wreaths Across America’

Len Cannon emcees Wreaths Across Houston

Placing of wreaths honors soldiers from many wars buried at Pennsville’s Finn …
Today’s Sunbeam – NJ.com

Wreaths Across America to honor fallen vets
St. George Daily Spectrum

Veterans Honored in Ozarks, Across Nation During ‘Wreaths Across America’

Carmichaels takes part in Wreaths Across America
Uniontown Herald Standard

Wreaths Across America growing in Grand Rapids

Wreaths Across America: ‘These are our brothers in arms’
York Daily Record

La Pine holds first ‘Wreaths Across America’ event | News – Home

Wreaths Across America
San Antonio Express

Wreaths Across America decorates Fort Bayard National Ceremony
Silver City Sun News

Wreaths Across America honors local veterans
Sanford Herald (registration)

Mainers spearhead Wreaths Across America effort
Kennebec Journal

Florence Cemetery holds 7th annual Wreaths Across America ceremony
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC