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Wednesday Hero – Wreaths Across America

This weeks post is especially close to my heart since I organize the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery Ceremony for this Saturday. If you are in the Nashville area please join us at 11:00am for the brief ceremony and the laying of the wreaths.

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Wreaths Across America has been < a href=””>profiled before< /a> and it will probably be profiled again because they are a great organization. For 20 years they have have laid Christmas wreaths on the headstones of our fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. And this year, for their 20th year, their goal is to lay a wreath on every headstone, all 220,000, and they need our help. Head over to Help Wreaths Across America Cover Arlington and there you can find information on how you can do that. Whether it’s via a donation or just getting the word out, anything we can do helps.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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Remember Honor Teach

It’s Veteran’s Day, a day to honor, thank and remember our Veterans.

“Those Honored Dead”

“Why do you fly the flag today?”
My Grandson wants to know.
I fly it for the graveyards
Where the countless crosses grow.

I fly the flag for children
Whose fathers are a name.
A half-remembered memory
of a face within a frame.

I fly it for the families
of sons and daughters lost.
They know the price of liberty
How terrible the cost!

I fly the flag for veterans
who lost their youth in blood.
And saw their comrades slaughtered
in the carnage and the mud.

I fly it for the ones who marched
In cadence off to war
To close their eyes forever
Upon some foreign shore.

I fly the flag for grief poured out
Upon a granite wall.
The laying-on of hands that heals
The scars within us all.

I fly it for the sound of Taps—
That melancholy tune
That lays to rest those honored dead
Who always die too soon.

Copyright 1994 Marion G. Mahoney

Now is the time to order your Wreaths from Wreaths Across America. You could order wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery or you can order wreaths for your local national military cemetery. If you live in Middle Tennessee the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery at McCrory Lane in Nashville could really use your help.

This year WAA has a mission of delivering a truck load of wreaths (5,000 wreaths) to each of the 50 states. If you can sponsor a wreath please go to You can select the participating location that will receive your donated wreath from their list of over 350+ participating locations. Individual wreath – $15, Family (4) wreaths – $60, Small Bus (10) – $150 and Corporate (100) – $1,500. Wreath sponsorships must be received no later than November 25th, 2009.

Location ID TNMTVN Location Leader Annette Robeck

Please join us in honoring our Fallen Heroes on Saturday Dec. 12th at 11:00 am at the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery

“Wreaths Across America is about the spirit of Appreciation for what we have, and a determination to give something back.”

The Wreaths Across America story began 15 yrs ago when Worcester Wreath Company began a tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nations fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery during the holidays.
In 2006 this ceremony of wreath laying was expanded to Veteran Cemeteries across the country to run concurrently with Arlington Cemetery at 12 noon EST. The ceremony runs around 30 minutes, we will be in the enclosed gazebo on the hill with the large windows to view the cemetery, seating is also provided. After the ceremony we will be laying the wreaths at the graves, you are welcome to join us.

Please bring your children, we will be having all the children stand up to say the Pledge of Allegiance. We have Janna and Keith Landry (back up singers for Lee Greenwood) to sing the National Anthem and bagpiper Todd Boswell to play TAPS and play while we lay the wreaths at the graves.

Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery

7931 McCrory Lane
Nashville, TN 37221
Tel: (615) 532-2238


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