Wreaths Across America celebrated locally

Wreaths Across America celebrated locally

Wreaths Across America celebrated locally

It was the image of Arlington National Cemetery that stayed with him, even into adulthood.

The ceremony at Alexandria National Cemetery included a reading about each branch of the military before almost 50 wreaths were placed on graves around the site.

Wreaths are specially designated for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. They coordinate wreath-laying events and ceremonies at 1,100 locations throughout the United States with the help of partners and sponsors.

Joseph Farone of Farone & Son Funeral Home, along with the Veterans Memorial Cemetery hosted the service to honor those who served our country.

Thousands of wreaths will be laid at a number of ceremonies today followed by taps and a fly-over.

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In 2014, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid more than 700,000 memorial wreaths at 1,000 locations in the United States and beyond, including ceremonies at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, as well as Bunker Hill, Valley Forge and the sites of the September 11 attacks.

"This is no small matter - these events are wonderful", Wolf said. "Yeah", she said, smiling, "It is". It takes place in more than 1,100 locations, in every state in the US and at 26 worldwide sites, Retired Army Col. Patricia Sellers told the crowd gathered at the cemetery in Clinton Township.

Since Christmas 2007, Mariano and her organization have tried to provide a wreath for every veteran buried in the cemetery.

Schramm and her chapter have raised enough money from sponsors to place 250 wreaths on the headstones of fallen service members. Those who attend are able to participate by laying live balsam wreaths on each veteran headstone.

The volunteers placed 2,200 wreaths, one for each grave in the cemetery. Donations can be made through the AMVETS Post 95 and checks can be made payable to the cemetery wreath fund.

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