If I am in Chattanooga at this time of the year, I always make an effort to visit the Chattanooga National Cemetery, established in 1863. It touches my heart to see the Christmas wreaths placed on the “rows of headstones” of deceased veterans. According to news reports, in December volunteers placed over 9,000 wreaths one Saturday and an additional 16,000 wreaths the following Saturday. Each year more and more wreaths are placed and I hope I am in Chattanooga to see wreaths placed on each gravesite in the more than 120-acre site. This photo is not only to show a small portion of the cemetery but in memory of my three 1st cousins who are interred there.