New Wreaths Across America group honors 2100 veterans' graves in North Huntingdon

17 December, 2017, 00:37 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Nearly 3,000 wreaths were laid on veterans graves at Toledo Memorial Park on Saturday

For graves that did not receive a wreath due to religious preferences or other reasons, volunteers were instructed to still honor the veteran by saying his or her name aloud and offering a salute. "We are a better community and better nation because of them". Each individual human here in the United States of America.

"They were willing at one point in their lives to give their lives for us", said Ken Divens, 17. Volunteers went around the cemetery and placed holiday wreaths on all the graves, monuments, and columbariums for the Veterans and their families.

Saturday afternoon, volunteers gathered at Union Cemetery for a ceremony honoring each branch of the military and the POWs or Missing in Action, then fanned out to carry wreaths to each flag-marked grave. We had some kids come and help put the bows on the wreaths. Over the summer they held a boot drive at area grocery stores.

After the ceremonial wreaths were all hung, Faxon asked attendees to take a wreath from a prepared stack and place them on the graves of the veterans buried on the home's campus.


"On behalf of the Freeholder Board, we sincerely thank the Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation and the Wreaths of Remembrance Committee who took the time to get together and raise the funds to ensure the ceremony could take place", said Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joe Derella.

"It's a great honor for us to be able to do that, to those who served our country", Edwards said.

"We have nearly 300 members across the state and everything they do for the local communities in our state is greatly appreciated and the family members and the community support is appreciated as well".

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