It’s amazing to know that this small gesture can go such a long way in keeping the memory of our veterans alive.
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) December 27, 2016
DC area company My Plumber Heating and Cooling donated 200 wreaths to be laid on fallen soldiers' grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery for National Wreaths Across America Day.
“We are pleased to be able to honor our veterans, and we hope to encourage others to do so as well.” said Mark Presgrave of My Plumber Heating and Cooling. “It’s amazing to know that this small gesture can go such a long way in keeping the memory of our veterans alive.”
Wreaths Across America focuses on remembering our fallen veterans, honoring those who serve and teaching children the value of freedom. During National Wreaths Across America Day, wreath-laying ceremonies take place at Arlington National Cemetery as well as 1228 other locations throughout the United States. This special event brings people of all ages and all walks of life together so that they may express gratitude for the past, present and future sacrifices of our veterans and their families.
This year’s event took place on December 17th. Over 1.2 million wreaths were placed on gravesites throughout the U.S., including a special wreath in honor of the 93,852 United States Servicemen and Women whose last known status was either Prisoner of War or Missing in Action. 245,000 wreaths were placed by more than 44,000 volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery.
National Wreaths Across America Day is an opportunity to celebrate the life and service of our veterans. In order to preserve the memory of fallen soldiers, volunteers at this year’s event were encouraged to say each veteran’s name aloud and thank them for their service.
This was the 25th year that wreaths have been placed at Arlington National Cemetery. Next year’s event will take place on December 16th, 2017. Information about Wreaths Across America and how you can help, can be found at http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/#join-us.
About My Plumber Heating and Cooling
My Plumber Heating and Cooling offers comprehensive plumbing, heating and cooling services to 17 counties in Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. My Plumber Heating and Cooling strives to provide excellent customer service and offers a 100% guarantee on all work performed. Their skilled technicians use only the best technology to quickly diagnose and fix a wide range of plumbing, heating and cooling problems. Their commitment to their community is evident by their support of many local causes, groups and organizations. For more information about My Plumber Heating and Cooling, please visit http://www.myplumber.com.