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Marines, sailors honor fallen one wreath at a time

Headstones throughout Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., were adorned with wreaths during Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 14. Fifty Marines and sailors from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune traveled to Arlington National Cemetery through a Single Marine Program trip to take part in the event.



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This work, Marines, sailors honor fallen one wreath at a time [Image 2 of 2], by Cpl Jackeline Perez Rivera, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.13.2013

Date Posted:12.20.2013 10:24

Photo ID:1142191

VIRIN:131210-M-LS286-001

Resolution:5316x3276

Size:3.08 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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