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Remembering My Brother and Wreaths Across America

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

This year will be the 1st anniversary of my brother’s death. This holiday was not one I really cared to celebrate because all it reminded me was that soon my brother’s anniversary would be here.

Sylvia by Johnny gravesiteI couldn’t make it to my brother’s grave site to place flowers, so I asked my little sister if she would for me. As my little sister told me when she went to visit the grave site, it was very painful and she was glad she did not go alone.

When she arrived at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, she was in awe to see that every tombstone had a wreath, including our brother’s tombstone – thanks to the organization Wreaths Across America. I am so deeply grateful to that organization. It touched us so deeply and those that came to the cemetery to visit they love ones buried there. For those who volunteer to make sure a wreaths were placed on each tombstone, bless you also for taking the time to honor our heroes.

One of our biggest fear is that our loved one will be forgotten and that no one will care about these wonderful men and women who served their country. But Wreaths Across America made sure our heroes were not forgotten. They touched me so much that I hope to join Wreaths Across America and also be one of their volunteers to help place Christmas wreaths for our Veterans and soldiers who are buried in our military cemetery.

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