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Holiday wreaths placed at Long Island National Cemetery

Members from the Long Island Senior Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, laid 40,000 holiday wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville on Saturday.

Victoria Vitullo, 6, of Valley Stream, places wreaths
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Victoria Vitullo, 6, of Valley Stream, places wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Alexcia Cruz, 11, of Baldwin places wreaths on
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Alexcia Cruz, 11, of Baldwin places wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Anthony Vitullo, 10, of Valley Stream salutes the
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Anthony Vitullo, 10, of Valley Stream salutes the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville after placing wreaths on the graves as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

A girl says a prayer as she lays
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

A girl says a prayer as she lays a wreath on the grave of a fallen service member at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Gold Star families embrace prior to laying wreaths
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Gold Star families embrace prior to laying wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

People lay wreaths on the graves of fallen
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

People lay wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Kenneth Chase, 90, of Bay Shore, a WWII
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Kenneth Chase, 90, of Bay Shore, a WWII Navy veteran, says a prayer at his wife's grave, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville. People placed thousands of wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at the cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

People lay wreaths on the graves of fallen
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

People lay wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

People embrace as wreaths are laid on the
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

People embrace as wreaths are laid on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

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