90,000 new holiday wreaths spark reflection on war
December 10th, 2011
04:59 PM ET
11 years ago

90,000 new holiday wreaths spark reflection on war

(CNN) - Joanne Gutcher sits on the cold ground at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday. For the first time, she is seeing her son's headstone.

Around her, family and friends hold each other, touch the headstone. Among the visitors is Gena Hernandez, who served with Gutcher's son in Iraq. Hernandez believes she wouldn't have made it back without him. He was an excellent gunner.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Iraq • President Obama • Washington D.C.
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  1. Namejkane

    My best to you at Christmas time, and I wish to honor your son for his bravery and your loss, love from all Americans!!

    December 10, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  2. SecedingfromTexas

    So very sad. God rest their souls and walk with their families. They did their jobs, others have not.

    December 10, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    War is a terrible thing and rarely necessary. Yet our blood-thirsty "leaders" pursue it far too much.

    December 10, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |