As I pulled into the Sarasota National Cemetery, I was awestruck by what I saw. On each grave,next to the marble grave markers, were beautiful , big,natural Christmas wreaths with a red bow. Thousands of them. It was stunning. The white
marble, the green boughs, the red bow, green grass, blue sky. On the short walk to Bob's grave site, which is getting fuller every week, I was thinking how I would handle a wreath on Bob's grave.It's not just a wreath that I had to think about, but what the
wreath represents to Christians. it took a few minutes to focus on Bob's grave. There are so many more graves around his that his gets lost in the crowd. But I picked it out soon enough. It was the one without a wreath. I was overwhelmed and I still am with
the sensitivity of what ever group put those wreaths in place. The Jewish star on Bob's grave marker told them all that they needed to know. Then I noticed how wonderful it smelled. The fresh wreaths pine needle scent was every where. I don't know how many
graves are there, there must be several thousands. I wonder if the site will ever be completely filled . Will they run out of land. ? It's really comforting to know that even if I don't know who actually put those wreaths down ,that someone visits every grave,
at least at Christmas and I am thinking Veterans day and maybe memorial day. It is a very respectful and appreciated gesture.