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By Don C. Brunell
Syndicated Columnist 

Christmas Wreaths Help Ease Pain

 

December 20, 2018



Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty while protecting our country.

It hit home again last month when Army sergeants Eric Emond, 39, Brush Prairie, and Leandro Jasso, 25, Leavenworth, were killed in Afghanistan. Both were experienced, elite soldiers who had served multiple tours in combat zones.

Normally, the fallen are remembered on Memorial Day, but thanks to a Maine family and more than 800,000 donors and volunteers, more than 1.8 million Christmas wreaths were laid on the tombstones of o...



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