Snow falls in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 7, 2017, in Arlington, Va. This was the first significant snowfall of the season. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
Wreaths rest on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery following the Wreath Across America event, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. This year marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed at ANC. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
From the left, Kevin; Thomas, 8; Ben, 5; and Bethany Roshak, all from Ashburn, Va., place wreaths on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery, during the Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Va. WAA, a nonprofit organization, places a wreath on every eligible headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.
(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
The Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, was dedicated on May 15, 1920. While many ceremonies are conducted throughout the country, many consider the services at Arlington's Memorial Amphitheater to be the nation's official ceremonies to honor all American service members who serve to keep the United States free. In this photo the Amphitheater is shown with headstones adorned with Honor Wreaths.
Photography by Stephen Smith
Wreaths Across America is an annual event. More than 40,000 volunteers placed 230,000 wreaths at gravesites throughout Arlington National Cemetery honoring the brave men and women laid to rest at our Nation's most hallowed grounds. This is WAA’s 23rd year laying wreaths at our nation’s cemetery, and it marks the largest number of wreaths ever sponsored and delivered.
Photograph by Stephen Smith