Yesterday Just the News reported that on Monday Arlington National Cemetery had issued a press release stating that because of Covid-19, they were cancelling the laying of wreaths at the cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day.
The article reports:
The decision to abandon the holiday tradition of laying wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery was reversed on Tuesday, first by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, and then more emphatically by President Trump.
“I have reversed the ridiculous decision to cancel Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. It will now go on!” tweeted President Trump.
…“This afternoon, Wreaths Across America was made aware of the decision by Arlington National Cemetery to no longer allow the placement of veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day this year,” they posted on Facebook.
“As an organization, we are shocked by this unexpected turn of events. To say we are devastated, would be an understatement.”
It was scheduled to take place at more than 2,400 other participating cemeteries on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.
It is an outdoor event. It is also an event that patriotic Americans love. This is just one more example of an attack on things that unite us and remind us of our heritage. Thank you, President Trump, for again standing up for the American people.