Today's Bell Rings in Honor of Our Fallen Heroes


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The historic bell we're referring to is found on the New York Stock Exchange and this afternoon volunteers with Wreaths Across America will ring the closing bell in recognition of the twenty-fifth-year remembrance wreaths have honored our fallen heroes.

Wreaths Across America volunteer extraordinaire, Ellen Fuller, is the Volunteer Co-chair, Wreaths Across America Bryan/College Station/Brazos Valley . Fuller will be joined this afternoon by other exceptional WAA volunteers out of New York and New Jersey, along with Wreaths Across America Board Member David "Mel" Russen for the ringing of the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell at 4PM, EDT.

Fuller's Father is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, where last year donors supported 240, 815 remembrance wreaths placed by as many as seventy thousand volunteers. Additionally, donors supported over six hundred thousand more to be placed by volunteers in over eleven-hundred participating locations on National Wreaths Across America Day.

"I was so touched by the kindness of these strangers (WAA) remembering my Dad's grave and service, that I wanted to get involved," explains Fuller of her tenacious volunteer efforts for Wreaths Across America that resulted in the NYSE bell ringing opportunity, and so much more.

Joining Fuller, Russen, and the other WAA Volunteers on the platform will be Claire and Paul Saint Donat who honor their Grandfather who served in WW II annually during National Wreaths Across America Day.

Claire and Paul Saint Donat (middle and right) pay tribute to their Grandfather during National Wreaths Across America Day and will be part of the NYSE Closing Bell ceremony, Aug. 26, 2016

Claire and Paul Saint Donat (middle and right) pay tribute to their Grandfather during National Wreaths Across America Day and will be part of the NYSE Closing Bell ceremony, Aug. 26, 2016

Don't forget to set your clocks for today's ringing of the bell that can be seen here:

https://www.nyse.com/bell

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