Clarence Thomas spotted laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was spotted volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, honoring the nation’s veterans.

Thomas was laying wreaths at the cemetery alongside Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit that hosts an annual wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington. He was seen in a photo with DC reporter Emily Miller, which she later shared on Twitter.

Miller added that Thomas also spends time supporting Gold Star families in Arlington.

This isn’t the first time Thomas has been spotted honoring American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, as seen in a photo helping clean up the cemetery in 2013. Additionally, Thomas is known for laying wreaths for veterans for several years, West Review noted.

Saturday marked National Wreaths Day across America, where wreaths are not only laid at Arlington National Cemetery, but in more than 3,400 cemeteries in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.

The annual tradition began in 1992 when Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company in Maine, had a surplus of wreaths for the Christmas season. Worchester then arranged to place some of the wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery.

The tribute has continued every year and gained national attention in 2005 when a touching photo of several headstones had wreaths placed on them while they were covered in snow. The image went viral and two years later, Worcester, veterans and other groups formed Wreaths Across America while continuing their annual tribute to veterans.

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