Veterans

December 17, 2012

Service members, volunteers, pay honor to fallen, lay wreaths at Arlington


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Trucks carrying wreaths arrive at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Thousands of volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Service members and volunteers render honors at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Thousands of volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Morrill Worcester and his wife Karen, founder and executive director, Wreaths Across America, addresses thousands of service members and volunteers during the opening ceremony and hands Mary Byers, president of the Gold Star Mothers, at the apatheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Thousands of volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Mary Byers, president of the Gold Star Mothers, holds the, “Millionth”, wreath that will be laid today at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Thousands of volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Country Western singer Lindsay Lawler, and Guitarist Chris Roberts, sing, God Bless America at the closing of the Opening Ceremony at the apatheater, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Thousands of volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom

Volunteers unload a truck full of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Thousands of volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Air Force service members carry wreaths during Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012.


DOD photograph by EJ Hersom

Air Force A1C Class Colton Burnett carries wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Colton is assigned to the 11th Civil Engineering Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Thousands of other volunteers helped place 110,000 wreaths at the graves of fallen service members as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.


DOD photograph by EJ Hersom

A wreath lays at the grave marker for James Mussel White at Arlington Naitonal Cemetary, in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012.


DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.

Marine Corps SSgt. Micheal A. Cornelio pays respect after placing a wreath at the grave marker during Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Cornelio is assigned to Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.


DOD photograph by EJ Hersom

A member of the U.S. Army Honor Guard, 3d United States Infantry Regiment places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012.


DOD photograph by EJ Hersom

A section of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., shows a fraction of the 110,000 wreaths placed at the graves of fallen service members during Wreaths Across America, Dec. 15, 2012.




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