Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was spotted on Saturday laying wreaths across the Arlington National Cemetery for the non-profit Wreaths Across America to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country.
Journalist Emily Miller tweeted out a heartwarming photo of Thomas setting wreaths with other volunteers on a brisk Saturday morning.
“Love how Justice Clarence Thomas quietly lays wreaths with all the other volunteers every year at Arlington National Cemetery for [Wreaths Across America] to honor those who have the ultimate sacrifice,” Miller wrote, adding, “Justice Clarence Thomas does [Wreaths Across America] to honor the fallen and spend time supporting Gold Star families at Arlington.”
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. pic.twitter.com/xerCBt8ICM
— Emily Miller (@emilymiller) December 17, 2022
The non-profit organization came about when Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company, decided to donate his excess wreaths to Arlington in 1992 with the help of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).
Worcester carried on the tradition quietly each year until 2005 when a photo of his wreaths covered in snow went viral leading to wreath-laying becoming more widespread across the country.
In response to the demand, Wreaths Across America was founded in 2007 as volunteers from across the country flocked to Arlington and other veteran cemeteries to lay wreaths for those who served.
“Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery,” the non-profit explains on its website, adding, “as well as at more than 3,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.”
Clarence Thomas is one of the thousands of volunteers that go each year to honor those who have fallen, per Breitbart.
The oldest Supreme Court justice has been partaking in the wreath-laying tradition for years. Photos of the 72-year-old working at Arlington go back to 2013 and his compassion hasn’t stopped.
It is no wonder that Americans across the country love the Supreme Court justice. His compassion for others and willingness to spend his time volunteering showcases his humanity and kind-hearted nature.
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