A Swarm of People Descended on Arlington National Cemetery and the Reason Defines America “…the most moving and meaningful tradition I’ve ever been a part of.” IJR.COM

For the last 25 years, Wreaths Across America has marked the holiday season by placing wreaths on the service members’ tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

However, this year, the organization feared it’d fall short, and some graves would go unrecognized.

On Dec. 8, corporate development and community relations director Bre Kingsbury appeared on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” and pleaded for its “patriotic viewers to purchase the remaining 31,500 wreaths.

Fortunately, viewers acquiesced to her request, and on Thursday, she announced on “Fox & Friends” the organization had met its goal.

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With the wreaths secured, the only thing left to do was place them, and she added, “now, it’s all about volunteering.”

Two days later, a swarm of volunteers descended on Arlington National Cemetery as early as 6:30 a.m. ET to honor the men and women who fought to preserve our nation’s freedom.

According to Fox News, a total of about 400,000 tombstones — the entirety of Arlington National Cemetery — will be adorned Saturday.

Rachel Hopmayer‏ tweeted a photo of the cemetery and called it “the most moving and meaningful tradition I’ve ever been a part of”:


The vast expanse of the final product, as seen in previous years, serves as a sobering reminder during the festive holiday season that freedom isn’t free.

Source: Conservative Daily