Monday, December 12, 2011

Wreaths Across America

This past weekend we spent up in Arlington. It was the family and I that traveled up there to help place wreaths at headstones of our nations fallen heroes. They had 100,000 wreaths that were to be placed with thousands of volunteers helping to do it. This was my third year participating and it will probably be something we do every year. We like being the ones to place Paul's wreath. It's such an experience that can't be put into words. It's also nice to meet new people and catch up with old friends who we have come to know along this heavily traveled road. Afterwards, we ventured over to the White House where we were invited to view the Gold Star Family Christmas Tree. It was a gorgeous site of course and pretty neat to see the White House decorated for the holidays. Because we weren't allowed with cameras inside, after the tour we went back to Arlington to take some photos for friends. If you have not had the chance to view Arlington at Christmas time, you should really make a trip out there. There is nothing like viewing 1000's and 1000's of headstones with wreaths placed in front of them. It's peaceful and breathtaking... beautiful. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket


  1. It's wonderful that you guys got to put Paul's wreath on. They all look so pretty!