Volunteers Brave Cold, Wet Weather to Honor the Fallen for Wreaths Across America

Thousands showed up to Arlington National Cemetery in chilly, icy conditions Saturday morning to place wreaths at the headstones of fallen veterans.

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Volunteers walk into Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America in Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. This year marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed at ANC. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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Volunteers walk down McClellan Dr., near Section 60, during Wreaths Across America in Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
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Volunteers pick up wreaths at a truck during the Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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Sarah Kilareski, 10, places a wreath on a headstone in Arlington National Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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Volunteers place wreaths on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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Joanne Trut, from Toms River, New Jersey, places a wreath on a headstone in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. “My son made it home," Trut said. "I am here to honor those that did not.” (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
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A family poses for a photograph in the Columbarium Courts in Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America in Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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Volunteers walk into Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America in Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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A rose covered in ice rests on a headstone during Wreaths Across America in Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. This year marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed at ANC. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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Wreaths rest on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery following the Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery)
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