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NIH’ers Volunteer for Wreaths Across America

A group of officers hold wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery
NIH Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers participated in the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery in December.


National Wreaths Across America Day happens every December to remember, honor and teach. There are coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies across more than 3,700 locations, in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. 

NIH Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers participated in the event held in 2022 at Arlington National Cemetery along with more than a dozen other officers stationed in the D.C. metropolitan region. Participants gathered in the early morning hours and stayed until the mission was complete—to place a wreath on every hero’s grave. 

Veterans Day is in the Fall and Memorial Day is in the Spring. Service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedom. We will never forget those who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

The officers who volunteered their time during this past holiday season helped enhance the visibility of the Commissioned Corps, promoted camaraderie and placed a spotlight on why we serve. 

Visit the website at: to read more about Wreaths Across America.—Jing Tassone

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