On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the organization Wreaths Across America brought thousands of Christmas wreaths to be laid at the tombstone markers of Christian service members who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. For more information about this organization, visit their website, http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.
Extortion 17 was the call sign for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter which crashed as the result of an insurgent attack in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2011. The crash caused the death of 38 special operations servicemen. This was the single largest loss of U.S. service members in Afghanistan.