Thousands Attend, Volunteer For Wreath-Laying Ceremony At DFW National Cemetery

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December 16, 2018 - 12:59 pm
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More than six thousand people attended wreath-laying ceremonies at DFW National Cemetery Saturday to place wreaths at the gravesites of fallen soldiers.

The event is part of a nationwide effort by Wreaths Across America.

Letroy Glover and his family tell NBC 5 they were honored and humbled by the opportunity to volunteer.

"We came out to lay wreaths," Glover said. "Some have paid the ultimate price and some have served ultimately for our freedom."

Mary Bush and her Gold Star family from Frisco have been leading the charge since 2009, when their son was killed in Afghanistan.

"Each year it gets bigger and bigger and more people are getting involved," Bush says. "It is the American military that preserves our freedom and while they do that they give up some of theirs. It's just an honor to recognize that and to thank them for that. It's an overwhelming feeling of joy to be able to share this with all of our citizens of Dallas-Fort Worth."

The effort is 100% privately funded.

Donations are accepted year-round at Wreaths Across America.