Wreaths Across America Is Back On At Arlington National Cemetery

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced Tuesday that Wreaths Across America would carry on as planned at Arlington National Cemetery.

McCarthy made the announcement through his official Twitter account after initial reports indicated that the program — which places a Christmas wreath at each gravesite at military cemeteries nationwide —would be canceled at Arlington this year due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus. (RELATED: Wreaths Across America: ‘It Was Supposed To Be A One-Time Thing’)

“I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground,” McCarthy tweeted in response.

The initial reports sparked backlash from many who wanted to see Wreaths Across America go ahead as planned.

The turnaround sparked an equally quick response from those who were glad to see that the tradition would carry on another year.