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Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday's Photo: Arlington Cemetery in December



We visited Arlington National Cemetery last week. There were wreaths on most of the headstones that I could see. A few of the older headstones, where military fathers and sons were buried together, had two wreaths and gravestones, marked with the Star of David, had no wreath out of respect for the Jewish tradition of not placing floral decorations on graves.

 

The wreaths are placed on the graves by Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that coordinates wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington as well as other cemeteries in all 50 states and other locations throughout the world. Click here to read more about the history of this organization. 



For my Quinn family -  Photos of my husband and his parent's graves - William Joseph and Doris Staubach Quinn. 




Diana

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