I can’t physically be there today, Saturday, December 13, 2014, but I can in spirit.
It is the same process every year. It is one of the most emotional experiences I have ever done. It brings such satisfaction, such love, and many tears of memories.
The volunteers grow every year. More wreaths are sponsored every year. The cemetery wreath coverage grows every year too! It’s overwhelmingly beautiful in so many ways. The people I have met there are special friends.
The latest graves with young families weeping and remembering their loved ones is heart wrenching. Yet, it is the most gratifying experience. Volunteer next year. You can do this at any local participating veteran’s cemetery. Contact Wreaths Across America for information.
Below is a link to a video I made of the 2010 event at Arlington National Cemetery. I feel as if I am there every time I watch this. I feel the cold, wet grown, the excitement, the anticipation of the people. The smell of the trees. One can almost hear the dead come alive this day as their graves are decorated for Christmas. It’s so real.
Merry Christmas Herby.