(L to R) Scout Pack 178 brothers Zack (13) and Max (15) Moland pay respects at gravesite of CPL Peter J. Courcy, the namesake of Post 178, during 2020 Wreaths Across America activities at DFW National Cemetery (2020 Photo by Michael Moland)

Despite COVID-19, the National Wreaths Across America Day was carried out at more than 2,100 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.  One of those locations was DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.  More than forty Post 178 members volunteered, for the seventh straight year, to support the post’s wreaths tradition.

Members volunteered on three separate occasions:  first was on December 16, 2020 to unload and disburse more than 3,600 boxes wreaths, then on December 19, 2020 to assist with the placement of wreaths on the gravesites, and finally on January 16, 2021 to remove more than 36,700 wreaths from the gravesites for disposal.

Unloading the boxes of wreaths at the various sections of the cemetery in preparation for the placement of each wreath at a gravesite.

Unloading the boxes of wreaths at the various sections of the cemetery in preparation for the placement of each wreath at a gravesite.

When placing a wreath on each gravesite, the volunteer announced the name and details on each gravestone.

When placing a wreath on each gravesite, the volunteer announced the name and details on each gravestone.

 

Removing the wreaths from the gravesites and loading them on trucks for disposal.

Removing the wreaths from the gravesites and loading them on trucks for disposal.

Wreaths Across America reminds all of us how important it is to REMEMBER the Fallen…HONOR those who serve…TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

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