At Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia over the weekend, Justice Clarence Thomas laid wreaths in honor of America’s fallen heroes.
Journalist Emily Miller wrote on Twitter, “Love how Justice Clarence Thomas quietly lays wreaths with all the other volunteers every year at Arlington National Cemetery for #wreathsacrossamerica to honor those who have the ultimate sacrifice.”
She added, “Justice Clarence Thomas does #WreathsAcrossAmerica [to] honor the fallen and spend time supporting Gold Star families at Arlington.”
Miller noted that Thomas was there with his wife hoping not to be noticed. She posted a video of volunteers laying wreaths across the cemetery where you can see Justice Thomas and his wife in the background.
Wreaths Across America carries out “wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 3,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad,” according to the volunteer group’s website
Morrill Worcester, a Maine businessman who had an excess of wreaths during the Christmas season in 1992, started the annual wreath-laying tradition. The wreaths were placed at Arlington National Cemetery, and the rest is history.
As noted by Newsmax, online praise poured in for Thomas, 74, for volunteering in cold weather.
Justice Clarence Thomas is a national treasure – his commitment to American patriotism was on full display over the weekend when he and his wife attended the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In a gesture of respect and love, they laid wreaths in honor of all of our fallen heroes. Although it was cold outside, the warmth of national pride brought joy and comfort to those present. This holiday season, we are thankful for Justice Thomas’s volunteer work and send our blessings to him and his family – God bless them all! It is an amazing testament to American values that such a remarkable man be present in this momentous ceremony – expressing the love he has for our nation.