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Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, lays a wreath as his daughter, Mia, looks on during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, lays a wreath as his daughter, Mia, looks on during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his family and his family pay their respects during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his family pay their respects during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Senior Airman Holly Mansfield, 81st Training Wing photojournalist, watches her daughter, Abbey, lay a wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Keesler leadership attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Senior Airman Holly Mansfield, 81st Training Wing photojournalist, watches her daughter, Abbey, lay a wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Keesler leadership attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

A member of the Civil Air Patrol renders a salute after he laid a wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Keesler leadership attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

A member of the Civil Air Patrol renders a salute after he laid a wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Keesler leadership attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

U.S. Army retired Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Hamner, Biloxi National Cemetery director, delivers comments during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

U.S. Army retired Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Hamner, Biloxi National Cemetery director, delivers comments during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Col. David “Hank” Rogers, Civil Air Patrol commander, assists Victor Mavar, U.S. Merchant Marine and Korean War veteran, during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Col. David “Hank” Rogers, Civil Air Patrol commander, assists Victor Mavar, U.S. Merchant Marine and Korean War veteran, during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Local volunteers place wreaths at headstones during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Keesler leadership attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

Local volunteers place wreaths at headstones during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Keesler leadership attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, lays a wreath as his daughter, Mia, looks on during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by André Askew)