Volunteers Placed Thousands of Wreaths at Arlington Cemetery — President Trump Stopped by to Pay Respect

Every holiday season, many Americans make their way to their local cemeteries to honor veterans by placing wreaths on the headstones of military members across the country. This year, President Donald Trump even made a visit.

Wreaths Across America organizes 1,400 wreath-laying events with one of their largest locations being Arlington National Cemetery.

“Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.”

On Saturday morning, thousands of patriotic Americans made their way to their local cemetery to place the holiday wreaths.

Although it was a rainy day in Arlington, Virginia, it didn’t keep the volunteers away. Thousands tended to each headstone to honor those whose sacrifice made it possible for Americans to celebrate the holiday season as they choose.

This year, President Trump even made an unannounced visit to see the wreaths and pay his respects to those who gave their lives.

In the past week, First Lady Melania has honored those who serve and have served in the armed forces. As IJR previously reported, the first lady stopped at several military bases to meet with soldiers and their families before the holidays.

The first lady told reporters that she loves visiting the children of those serving in the military, saying, “As a mother, I feel children are the most precious gift of all. They provide so much joy in life.”

Clearly, the first family keeps the sacrifice of the Americans who serve in the armed services in the front of their minds during the holiday season.

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Chrissy Krainock Luders
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Chrissy Krainock Luders

Where’s your complaint @phyllissofta? We can always count on your for one.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Thanks for the heads up on the article. I missed it on IJR. When Trump performs the tasks expected of all POTUS, there are no complaints from me—-I hope your Christmas was filled with family and friends. Thanks, again.

Oscar Williams
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Oscar Williams

A GREAT LEADER and truly good man! God Bless President Trump! God Bless America!

TOM
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TOM

Thumbs up.

Anna Ostby
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Anna Ostby

It’s so beautiful and sad when you see all the white headstones with the red and green wreaths it always gives me a lump of cry in my throat

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

Great, great article – not the first word from the ubiquitous Trump haters. I’ll be thinking of these photos, Melania’s comment and our military when I visit Barrancas (with a wreath) the week after Christmas.

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