ARLINGTON, TX - The blockbuster success of American Sniper is rekindling feelings of appreciation for veterans who serve and protect, but Wreaths Across America was showing appreciation well before the movie hit theaters.
During the holidays, volunteers showed up at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery to pay tribute to fallen soldiers.
Patrick Easley, a JROTC Teacher at Mansfield High School, attended both events at the cemetery, “We had the ceremony at first and then the kids were able to go out and lay wreaths across the entire cemetery here”.
Now these ROTC students from Mansfield High are back to gather up the wreaths one by one. This isn't an easy task. There were more than 10,000 wreaths out there.
Some people like volunteer Eric Coburn turned this into a family affair. “I am glad to bring my son with us so he can see the sacrifices of the men and women who have fallen for us”.
Even with all the work, folks saw it as a small price to pay for those who gave so much. It's the ultimate salute for the people who paid the ultimate price.