On the 31st Wreaths Across America Day, volunteers placed wreaths on the headstones of heroes at over 34,000 locations worldwide, including at Arlington National Cemetery.
It is estimated that thousands of volunteers placed over 260,000 wreaths at Arlington alone.
“In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season,” according to Wreaths Across America’s website.
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The annual holiday tradition reflects on the service and sacrifice of those who served our country and is a one-day event in culmination of the organization’s yearlong mission to “Remember, Honor and Teach.”