Christmas memories are part of the fabric that makes this season so special and so nostalgic. Its remembering spending Christmas Eve or Christmas morning at grandmother's house, playing basketball or football on a cool day with cousins that help to round out the feelings tied to this special time of year.
Then there are those special people who are no longer with us. People who remain in our hearts but are no longer in our lives. These some of the people and more specifically the veterans that 'Wreaths Across America' focuses on each Christmas.
This year, more than 1400 people and 500 truckloads, many of them horse trailers from folks in rural America, found time to visit cemeteries across the country laying wreaths in memory of American heroes. In all, more than 1.5 million wreaths were placed representing a love and respect for military veterans and their families.
It's a moment some volunteers cherish as sacred giving them a chance to remember loved ones who served so well.
So this holiday season, take time, whether military or not, to remember your loved ones no longer baking in the kitchen, stoking the fire or bundling up to feed cows on Christmas morning. They may be gone but they will always be in our hearts.