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Lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this weekend

December 10, 2012 - 02:03 PM
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Never forget the members of our armed forces that have given their lives to this great country. Here's a great way to show support.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization which has laid wreaths at veterans' cemeteries across the U.S. since 1992.

Their goal is, "to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms."

I am volunteering this year with a bunch of friends at the National Cemetery here in Arlington (about 2 blocks from WJLA's building in Rosslyn) and wanted to spread the word. It looks like a great event and if you're in town and not busy this Saturday morning around 9am you should join as we'll try to cover every single grave in the cemetery. Be sure to contact the volunteer location leader for all of the information if you plan on attendning.

If you can't come, you can always show your support by donating. You don't even have to donate to the Arlington Cemetery either, you can choose from over 600 cemeteries across the United States. I am actually donating wreaths to the Beaufort National Cemetery in South Carolina as my grandparents were laid to rest there.

For now, the weather looks nice on Saturday with plenty of sunshine and seasonal temperatures around 50 degrees. A low pressure system appears like it will affect the area this Sunday but Saturday should stay dry so the weather conditions look favorable for the event.

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