Wreaths Honor Fallen Veterans

By: Wayne Burns Email
By: Wayne Burns Email

Veterans across our area and across the nation are being remembered this weekend, as annual wreath laying ceremonies are paying tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom.

Wreaths are laid across America at Veterans memorial cemeteries on the second and third weekends of December to pay tribute to the veterans. The wreaths started taking form all across the country due to an Arlington photograph of a wreath that was placed on the stones in the snow.

"All the veterans that are buried here at the Newton Cemetery, they are placed on each stone and then there were some individual wreaths purchased to go to other places to be placed on individual graves throughout the city," Jim Swartz with the Veterans Day Committee says.

David Angle says it is about honoring the veterans who laid their life on the line to keep us free.

"Today means much much more than a camera can say, or any of us standing here can say," he says. "It's an honor to be able to be here to recognize these men and what they gave for us."

For more on Wreaths Across America, you can visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org


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