Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery

wreath laying

By George L. Wellman

Volunteers with the Wreaths Across America Organization stopped at the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery on Saturday morning, 10 December 2011.  They placed their allocation of wreaths at headstones in Sections D and G of the cemetery.  These sections are the final resting place for Union soldiers who died in 1862 and 1863 during the Civil War.

The Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery is located at21 Harewood Road Northwest,Washington,DC.  Take a moment out of your holiday schedule and visit this historic cemetery.  The cemetery is within walking distance to President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home.

Mr. Wellman is a resident at the Soldiers’ Home.

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One response to “Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery

  1. Helena

    Geo & Gwen…thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and info re: THE WREATH LAYING CEREMONY —very heart warming….Allan & I are away for a couple of days….+ thus not close to a TV or the news–thus we missed the reporting of the occasion. Thanks again…Helena

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