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Laying Wreaths at Antietam

Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by ami, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. ami

    ami Major General Super Moderator

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    Adam’s Boy Scout troop participated with Wreaths Across America today. Nathan decided to go help out and represent our Cub Scout pack,
     

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    Great. Thank them for all of us
     
  4. NH Civil War Gal

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    I went there to pay my respects in May. I would love to do this sometime. I have a cousin at Arlington National Cemetery, Renee Gagnon who was in the group that raised the flag on Iwo Jima. I was fortunate enough to go pay my respects there a few years ago, but not during wreath time.
     
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    Tell those boys I said "Thank You For Doing That" You should be proud of them.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Wonderful! Many thanks to all these young men!
     
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    What a beautiful way to learn history. Beautiful simply beautiful.
     
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    Boy Scouts is such a great organization! God bless America, thank you
     
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    So good to see young men being taught respect for veterans and for our country.
     
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    Isn't that just great?! Good on 'em!!!
     
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    Well done, great job:thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you Nathan and the others who participated in this reverential ceremony. This is an excellent history lesson as well as teaching respect for our veterans and country. God bless you all.
     
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    Oh, Ami! Those boys just made me get all teary-eyed...they have grown so much :sick: since Gettysburg! I know you're so proud of your beautiful sons...and so are we! I would love to be there this time of year...:nah disagree:
     
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    I have never heard of this tradition and I think it's just beautiful. Thank you for sharing and thank you to all who participated in undertaking such a noble and important task.
     
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    It is so wonderful to see the younger generation taking an interest in their local history. It is so nice to see these young boys laying wreaths on each soldier's grave which is the ultimate sign of respect for these dead heroes from both sides of the conflict. What a wonderful scene. David.
     
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    Chills, Ami. Trifecta on starting the day with remembering who we are and why- this stuff gets to me. Won't bore anyone, has to do with passing generations, giving back and meaning it. America, I mean.

    2017's postcard to the future " Meanwhile, at Arlington, The Future carried on ".
     
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    You are raising these young men right and it still has an emotional effect on me every year that I participate in this wreath laying.
     
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    Tell those young men thank you for me.
    Keep raisin' 'em right!
     
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    That is such a beautiful gesture to honour these men whose Christmases were so few in number. This will be part of their memories of Christmas, one that they may pass on to their own children in time, something more that trees and gifts, a lesson in community service and giving of time and self. Well done!
     
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