Saturday, December 22, 2007

Silent Night and Day ... Christmas 2007

Top: Arlington, Virginia (December 15, 2007) - - Wreath Memorials at Arlington National Cemetery -- Each year Worcester Wreath Company makes holiday wreaths and places them on more than 5,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bottom Left: Kittery, Maine (April 15, 2007) -- Irene Harvey, wife of Capt. John Harvey who commanded the USS Thresher as it sank in 1963, stands by a wreath she will lay into the Piscataqua River during memorial services Saturday for the 44th anniversary of the submarine sinking of the USS Thresher. John Cook, a former crew member, had left the Thresher three months before the accident to attend nuclear power school. "There's no closure for the families, no grave to visit," said Cook. "This is the closest thing you're going to get to that."

Bottom Right: La Perouse Strait, off the coast of Northern Japan (July 8, 2007)--Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, Commander, Submarine Group 7, lays a wreath into the Pacific Ocean in remembrance of the crewmembers of USS Wahoo (SS 238) onboard USS Frank Cable (AS 40).

Peace on Earth, good will toward men. - - Luke Chapter 2, verses 7-14


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