Wreaths arrive for remembrance day at Washington Crossing National Cemetery
- Author: Leroy Wright Dec 12, 2016,
Dec 12, 2016, 11:50
Chelsey Marsh's husband is buried at the cemetery, "who's to say this person is more deserving than this person".
Simultaneously wreaths will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery and all other military cemeteries nationwide. Now 24 American cemeteries overseas participate, Wreaths Across America spokeswoman Amber Caron said.
Wreaths Across America will be delivering around 1.2 million wreaths to more than 1200 sites in the united states and 24 off shore sites honoring veterans buried over seas.
As part of the ceremony, wreaths are laid on the graves of fallen veterans and each of their names are said aloud, said DAR Regent Debby Kocsis.
Volunteers expected to take part in the Washington Crossing ceremony include members of local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion members, area Vietnam veterans and representatives of the Brad Fox and Travis Manion foundations, Hogan said.
Kentuckians can join family, friends and volunteers placing wreaths on headstones at Kentucky's four state veterans cemeteries on the next two Saturdays. By underwriting the recently held Pampered Chef Bingo at the Woman's Club of Stuart, the generous folks at Forest Hills Cemetery made it possible to dedicate 100% of the event's proceeds towards the purchase of wreaths.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County will hold its wreaths ceremony at 10 a.m. eastern time on Saturday, Dec. 17.
The Wreaths Across America website tells his story.