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There Was No Reveille

Last month at Wreaths Across America in Winchester National Cemetery, a bugler played “Taps” at the conclusion of the ceremony. As the final notes faded, I experienced a strange reaction. I expected to hear reveille next. Years of doing living … Continue reading

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December 2021 ECW newsletter now available

Did Santa bring you a December 2021 Emerging Civil War newsletter this year? He sent them out today. Our newsletter’s cover photo, courtesy of Sarah Kay Bierle, comes from Wreaths Across America at Winchester National Cemetery. Our thanks to Sarah … Continue reading

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Wreaths in Winchester

This past Saturday two ECW editors volunteered at the Wreaths Across America event in Winchester National Cemetery. They both shared some thoughts and reflections on the experience…

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ECW Weekender: Wreaths Across America 2021

On December 18, 2021, at more than 2,500 locations across the United States holiday wreaths will be placed on the graves of U.S. service members. While Arlington National Cemetery may be the most famous location of Wreaths Across America, many … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Will You Place A Wreath?

“Their character, their sacrifice is not just our of the past. It’s our future. And the foundation of this country was built on the lives of those men and women that we choose to honor.” On December 15, 2018, approximately … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Wreaths Across America

Remember. Honor. Teach. For many, those three words reflect their motivation for studying the American Civil War. Those three words are also the inspiration and rallying cry for an amazing organization called Wreaths Across America. On a chosen day every … Continue reading

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