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Holiday Wreaths for Fallen Soldiers

FAYETTEVILLE, AR--71 Hundred wreaths made their way to Fayetteville National Cemetery for "Wreaths Across America Day" on Saturday. Friends and family gathered to lay wreaths on the tombstones of lost loved ones during hard holiday times.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR--71 Hundred wreaths made their way to Fayetteville National Cemetery for "Wreaths Across America Day" on Saturday. Friends and family gathered to lay wreaths on the tombstones of lost loved ones during hard holiday times.

"With Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the other holidays, the people that are out here aren't able to celebrate the holidays and sometimes get forgotten."

Event manager, Major David Myers spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and for him, maintaining this event is a way of healing.

"It's important to remember these individuals that sacrifice themselves and their families. There are a lot of us that serve closely with those that have personal experiences and i've had some of those similar things", said Myers.

American Goldstar Mother, Ruth Stonesifer honored her son, Kris, who lost his life in the line of duty.

"There were four helicopters coming in to an abandoned air strip in Pakistan and he was on the third helicopter. The helicopter actually turned over and killed two rangers that night", Stonesifer said.

Hundreds paid tribute to those who gave their life for our country... one red-ribboned wreath at a time.

"It's just a fitting time of the year to say 'lets not forget about our veterans that have passed and the ones that are currently serving' and honor them and remember them during this holiday season."
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