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    Arlington Cemetery Christmas Day 2009

    Today being a time to spend with family I went to visit my parents at Arlington and also to see the wreaths laid there each year as part of the Wreaths Across America Project. The day was rather overcast which always seems to be the case when I visit; perhaps I am drawn to go on such days knowing it will be mostly deserted and quiet....





    the grounds were mostly empty....







    My Christmas Wish List

    May your dreams come true
    Upon this night.
    May that magical star
    Shine Steady and Bright.

    May it light your way
    To Home and Hearth.
    May you find therein
    A Loving Heart.

    May the season bring
    You all Good Cheer.
    May those Afar
    Be once more Near.

    May the Spirit of Christmas
    We hold so dear;
    Remain Within
    Throughout The Year.


    Jeff
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    A very poignant reminder that freedom is not free. Thank you for sharing.

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    Arlington

    Is certainly the most emotionally powerful place I have ever visited. Thanks for posting.
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    Each year when my wife and I visit her family in France, we visit the cemetary in Normandy. It is much the same.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks

    My mom and dad are in Arlington as well as multiple uncles. I don't get back there very often so your post was particularly meaningful.
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    God bless 'em..

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