U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10), along with Representative Chip Roy (TX-21) and 11 Members of Congress, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army and the Executive Director of Arlington National Cemetery regarding the cancellation of the annual Wreaths Across America event, and the subsequent reversal of that decision.
The letter applauds Secretary McCarthy and Ms. Durham-Aguilera for their swift action at the direction of President Donald Trump in reversing Arlington’s decision to cancel the annual event scheduled for December 19, 2020. The letter reads, in part:
“As a country we have asked much of our Service Members. Time and again, they answer the call. The wreath laying tradition serves as a reminder that freedom is never free. Rather, the freedom we enjoy today was secured by the lives of the patriots resting in Arlington National Cemetery. There is no better time to express our gratitude to these fallen heroes then during the holiday season. We are pleased to see the Wreaths Across America ceremony proceed.”
The letter also requests information on what will be done to ensure that volunteers are able to freely participate without unnecessary restrictions.
The full text of the letter can be found by clicking here.