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Wreaths Across America honor Fallen at the Beaufort National Cemetery

Teaching her children about respect of fallen heroes, Amber Godowns helps her two boys, Asa III, and Karson, lay a Christmas wreath on the head stone of a total stranger Saturday at Beaufort National Cemetery.
Teaching her children about respect of fallen heroes, Amber Godowns helps her two boys, Asa III, and Karson, lay a Christmas wreath on the head stone of a total stranger Saturday at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Photo above: It took about 1,500 volunteers only a few minutes to lay 3,700 Christmas wreaths on head stones during the Wreaths Across America on Saturday at Beaufort National Cemetery.

By Bob Sofaly

It took only a few minutes for 1,500 volunteers from every walk life to lay out 3,700 Christmas wreaths during the annual Wreaths Across American ceremony on Saturday at Beaufort National Cemetery. Saturday’s ceremony in Beaufort was part of an organized effort to remember the fallen during the Christmas season, All 1,100 national and military cemeteries as well as those cemeteries with military dead, all held the same ceremony at noon on Saturday and placed fresh wreaths on the head stones.

Originating at Arlington National Cemetery, the program was “expanded in 2007 to all cemeteries all over the Country to place wreaths on individual graves”, according the Wreaths Across America website. For more information or to purchase a wreath for next year, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/act-now/start-fundraising.

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