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article imagePhoto Essay: Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers

By Greta McClain
Dec 22, 2012 in World
Christmas is a time when family and friends come together, as well as a time of remembering those we have lost. Wreaths Across America honors and remembers those who have lost their lives in service to their country.
The Wreaths Across America project began in 1992 when Maine businessman, Morril Worchester, decided to expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Becoming an official non-profit organization that same year, the mission of the organization is to "Remember, Honor, and Teach". Since 1992, the organization has helped to coordinate wreath laying ceremonies at National Cemeteries in all 50 states.
Wreaths were laid in Arlington National Cemetery on December 17, 2012, continuing the decades long tradition.
Wreaths are laid at Arlington National Cemetery by Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths are laid at Arlington National Cemetery by Wreaths Across America.
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Arlington National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America
Arlington National Cemetery.
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Christmas wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America
Christmas wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.
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On December 15, wreaths were laid at the Houston National Cemetery.
Wreaths are laid at graves in Houston s National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America-Houston Project
Wreaths are laid at graves in Houston's National Cemetery.
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Wreaths are laid at graves in Houston s National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America-Houston Project
Wreaths are laid at graves in Houston's National Cemetery.
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Wreaths laid by Wreaths Across America at Houston National Cemetery
Wreaths Across America Houston Project
Wreaths laid by Wreaths Across America at Houston National Cemetery
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On Saturday, Wreaths Across America will have a ceremony at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.
Wreaths at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Florida.
Wreaths Across America Jacksonville FL
Wreaths at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Florida.
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Wreaths at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Florida.
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Wreaths at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Florida.
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Thousands of Wreaths Across America volunteers place an estimated 400,000 evergreen wreaths at almost 800 cemeteries in all 50 states and 24 overseas sites according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Wreaths are laid on the fence outside the Pentagon s 9/11 memorial.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths are laid on the fence outside the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial.
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Wreaths are placed at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths are placed at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.
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Wreaths are laid at various National Cemeteries across the United States by Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths are laid at various National Cemeteries across the United States by Wreaths Across America.
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Wreaths are laid at various National Cemeteries across the United States by Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths are laid at various National Cemeteries across the United States by Wreaths Across America.
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Wreaths are laid at various National Cemeteries across the United States by Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths are laid at various National Cemeteries across the United States by Wreaths Across America.
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