Georgetown Student-Athletes Participate in Wreaths Across America

GUHOYAS.COM As Georgetown University student-athletes have done in years past, several Hoyas took a break from final exams over the weekend to take part in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.
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As Georgetown University student-athletes have done in years past, several Hoyas took a break from final exams over the weekend to take part in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.
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Dec. 16, 2013

WASHINGTON - As Georgetown University student-athletes have done in years past, several Hoyas took a break from final exams over the weekend to take part in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.

Six years ago, former Hoya football player Jon Cassidy (C'10) had a bunch of his teammates join him at the cemetery for what has become an annual event.

Wreaths Across America program was started just over 20 years ago by the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. Volunteers place wreaths on the headstones of the United States fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Their mission statement is "Remember ... Honor ... Teach." Now, there are ceremonies like it at veteran's cemeteries all over the country.

"It was a great experience to join so many others from D.C. and around the country to honor those that have fallen protecting the rights that we as citizens enjoy every day," senior women's volleyball player Annalee Abell (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay), who is president of Georgetown's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, said. "I am super proud that SAAC was able to take part this year despite the busy schedule of exams."

Abell and several of her classmates were able to participate in the event, in which more than 100,000 remembrance wreaths were placed on headstones.

"Wreaths Across America was a day where you feel proud to be American," senior football player Dan Sprotte (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade) said. "To see the thousands of people turn out to pay respect to the veterans who gave the most to our country was a powerful experience. I highly recommend going if you get the chance."

"It was great being able to take a break from exam week by going to honor the men and women who served out country," sophomore rower Derek Boyse (Washington, D.C./Groton School) said.

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