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Pay it Forward-Nineteen Years of Honoring Our Warriors At The Holidays

The day was cold and overcast but volunteers who come from around the United States take a few hours making sure those who gave their lives are not forgotten during the holidays. This year the crowd was much larger than the last few years.   

The message is simple:

Remember the Fallen
Honor those who Serve
Teach the Value of Freedom to Our Children

 

There are very few dry eyes among the volunteers and as a family escort I can tell you the emotions for the families involved are raw. 

The Wreaths Across America project has a lofty goal for next year.  Place a wreath on the grave of every fallen solider at Arlington National Cemetery.  I know I'll continue to support the project with my time and my contributions.  It's just one more way to say thank-you and to lend a hand to families who need a little extra support during the holidays.

A few photos from yesterday. 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsCindy Jones • December 12 2010 02:38PM

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Cindy.. thanks for sharing this... just the first sentence and I was tearing... yes, we must remember those that have fallen and those that still serve. I need to find out if they have something like this in my area and or in Philly.  thanks for sharing..

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 7 years ago

Howdy and afternoon to you Cindy


Cindy, being a Vet myself,I sure do feel mighty honored to be able to leave one of the very first comments on this here mighty fine blog post, honoring our our Country's fallen solider there at Arlington and their families.

I sure do salute you and each of the other volunteers for giving your time, and taking time to be a family escort!

Thank you mighty kindly! 
   

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 7 years ago

Cindy, That is a great service that you and the volunteers undertook, thank you for doing that.

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) over 7 years ago

Cindy, 

What a great project.  I even saw this on the news.  Nice to have some good news shared.

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Cindy....thank you for posting this blog and the video....it was very moving....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing the photos.  "Remember the Fallen,Honor those who Serve, Teach the Value of Freedom to Our Children"- those are great lessons for all of us.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 7 years ago

Hi Cindy...There are few places that rival Arlington Cemetery in importance for our nation.  It is an honor to visit there.  Thanks to you and the other volunteers for honoring those that lie there.

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 7 years ago

Cindy..what dedication you have to our military..Love your video!

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 7 years ago

Jeff-as you know it's personal for me.  I don't just show up for the holidays but I'm involved year round. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Dale-thank you for your kind comment and your dedication to our country through your service.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

David-I was just one of many who came out in the cold to honor our fallen soliders.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Michelle-I did see a few newcasters milling about.  They usually are.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Barbara-this was one time when I didn't even try to find music or words to go with the video.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Leah-the youngsters who were volunteering were all given red stocking caps as a Thank-You.  Something for them to wear proudly.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Kate-it is an honor to participate in events to honor our vets.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Hannah-this one falls in the silent film category.  No holiday music is appropriate for the day.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

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