“Remember. Honor. Teach.”
That’s the message Wreaths Across America wanted to impart through this weekend’s wreath laying event at Arlington National Cemetery. If the thousands of volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning were any indication, the organization was successful.
Caroline Nicholson participated to honor her father and those he served with. “My dad’s in the Army, he’s overseas right now so he couldn’t be here,” she said choking back tears. “We’re actually going to go and see where members of his brigade was buried.”
“They gave their lives for our country and there’s no better way to give back than put a wreath on their grave and honor their memory.”
Amy Johnson, Caroline’s friend, came to support her. “I’m so grateful for their service,” she said. “This is a nice way that I can give back.”
Eugene Lau told the Free Beacon he was there to honor a veteran who had helped his family when they first arrived in America. “I had a family friend who passed away a few years ago,” he said. “He was an Air Force pilot in World War II. He helped my family out so much when my parents immigrated here.”