Worth a Tear or Two

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Saturday a group of volunteers went up to the Northern California Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.  They held a ceremony and laid hand-made wreaths on the headstones.

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This tradition was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester of the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine.  They donate and provide the trucking for 5,000 wreaths to be laid on the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.  This tradition is now streching across the nation.

I admit to sheding a tear or two.  It is beautiful.  My heart goes out to the troops, the family of the troops.  To the troops that are deployed and the ones that are home.  The active duty, the inactive duty and the retired.  I thank each and everyone of you for all you have done for our country.

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Arlington National Cemetery 

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell…

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Published in: on December 14, 2008 at 6:18 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Wow. Thank you for posting this, Theresa. It is beautiful.

  2. How sad and touching. Canada just lost three more soldiers in Afghanistan. Such a tragedy.

  3. Enjoyed these photos the second time around just as much. I love cemetaries.


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