From the Homefront: ‘Never forget’ – Wreaths Across America

It was a day of remembrance in the midst of the holiday season. Thousands streamed into Arlington National Cemetery to place more than 240,000 wreaths on the headstones of the fallen. Coast Guard families joined about 70,000 volunteers to assist with Wreaths Across America Saturday.

Wreath ceremony

Wreaths Over the Water

When three men from the Civil Air Patrol walked into Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet in Riviera Beach, Fla., in December 2007 and requested assistance in laying wreaths on veteran’s graves in support of the national Wreaths Across America event, it occurred to Auxiliarist Ed Greenfield there were some veterans who had no headstone to mark their graves.