The ceremony is in conjunction with the program each December to lay wreaths at more than 1,200 locations in all 50 state, at sea and overseas, and is held along with the wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. "They know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who now serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist".
The public is welcome to attend the ceremonies, which will start at 11 a.m. and conclude with the placing of the wreaths. Olympia Snowe, arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in one of the older sections of the cemetery that had been receiving fewer visitors with each passing year.
The annual tribute went on quietly for several years, until 2005, when a photo of the stones at Arlington, adorned with wreaths and covered in snow, circulated around the internet.
The ceremony will be held at the Forest View Cemetery, Rowley Street, Winsted. Members of the local society of the Children of the American Revolution will place remembrance wreaths on the headstones.
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Thursday morning Junior ROTC cadets from Greeneville and Greene County Schools will lay 1,900 wreaths at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, according to Stephanie Steinhorst, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. The effort supports the mission to remember, honor, and teach to be sure no hero is ever forgotten.
This is time of year for veterans and families to remember their loved ones that have served and given their lives in defense of our country.
Rolling Thunder, a veterans advocacy group, will lead the event at the veterans section of the cemetery.
Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at over 1,200 locations in all states.