Wreath Retirement

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Despite a partial government shutdown, a “corps” of volunteers from local military bases, veteran’s groups and civic-minded residents converged at the Beaufort National Cemetery for the annual wreath retirement on Saturday morning.

Photo above: Volunteers from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and a few members from local motorcycle clubs do their part in picking up some of the 11,007 Christmas wreaths.

Left: It wasn’t just big burly bikers and Marines who showed up to help with the annual wreath retirement on Saturday at the Beaufort National Cemetery. Here representatives from Girl Scouts and Brownies pitched in to help as well. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

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