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Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery? Here's What You Need to Know

Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery? Here's What You Need to Know

Wreaths Across America is forever grateful for the thousands of volunteers who place veterans' remembrance wreaths on the headstones of our fallen as they say their names aloud every December. Remember, we are guests on the hallowed grounds of participating cemeteries and we ask that you honor their rules and regulations. If you're volunteering at Arlington this year, here's what you need to know.

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Service Above Self for 25 Years; Setting an Example by Which to Teach

Service Above Self for 25 Years; Setting an Example by Which to Teach

The mission to honor those who serve and their families is important to Wayne on a deeply personal level. As a Vietnam Veteran, Wayne recalls there was no "welcome home" and the disrespectful treatment returning soldiers received was disheartening. Read more about WAA's Chairman of the Board and his commitment to WAA here.

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Reflections from a Grand Marshal on the Largest Veteran's Parade in the Nation

Reflections from a Grand Marshal on the Largest Veteran's Parade in the Nation

Traveling from eastern Maine to Virginia, the convoy of escort vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs filled with balsam fir remembrance wreaths often stretched for miles as it rolled down the highway stopping at schools, American Legion posts, and other community centers. Citizens lined the streets and overpasses waving flags, holding signs, and shouting "thank you" or rhythmically chanting "USA, USA, USA!" See excerpts from the West Point Sunrise Ceremony here.

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