April 10, 2013
As a parent, leader and volunteer in two Cub Scout Packs and one Boy Scout Troop , I had the opportunity to go with our Scouts with the support of our community to Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America. A moving, educational, and awe inspiring experience. The ceremonies inspired the boys to research the service person(s) whose graves they placed a wreath on, they really listened to the instructions and paused to pay respect and say prayers for those that served and protected our freedom. They also got to thank some of the active service members who were there for their service. After laying wreaths my family visited the grave of one of my co-worker's daughter, who bravely served and sacrificed her life for us. The boys and all the chaperones who went on the trip were immediately saying this has to become an annual event after the trip. A great organization that provides an opportunity to give back to our American Heroes. After returning from Arlington, we were told of another location closer to our home, that needs more volunteers, so we are planning to go there next year! It was such a moving experience we dedicated all the pictures on our Christmas card this year to it and listed the Wreaths Across America website on them to try to inspire others. Never got so many strong positive responses from Christmas cards before.
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