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Thousands of Soldiers Honored During Wreaths Across America 

Molly Morel’s life was forever changed on April 7, 2004 when her son Brett was killed. Brett was a marine who died when his platoon was ambushed.”His actions that day saved the lives of the severely injured men in his platoon,” Morel said.As the National President of Gold Star Mothers, Morel is committed to honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. She traveled all the way from Tennessee to Ferry Bridge Point in Calais to honor the Canadian Silver Cross families who lost a loved one in war.”We understand their pain because we all have that pride for our loved ones because we believe in what he or she is doing to keep freedom free.”Wreaths Across America began 19 years ago. Ceremonies will continue throughout the week in various locations across the country.Morrill Worcester, the owner of Worcester Wreath Company which donates the wreaths that are used says the event has grown into one of the nation’s longest annual veteran’s celebrations.”To think that there’s 160,000 people now involved and 545 locations around the world, i’m just very proud of it,” he said.The last stop on the convoy is Arlington National Cemetery. Worcester’s wife Karen believes the ceremonies not only honor the fallen but help ease the pain for the ones who loved them most.”These families are missing their loved ones during the holiday season and so it’s a way for us just wrapping our arms around them and saying you know we get it, we know you’re loss and we’re here,” she said.For more information about Wreaths Across America, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org