Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Holiday Wreaths to Honor Veterans

Holiday Wreaths to Honor Veterans at VA National Cemeteries
WASHINGTON – December 7, 2011 - Volunteers will place holiday wreaths at Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries on Saturday, Dec. 10, to honor the Nation’s Veterans.

“This generous gesture to remember our Veterans at this time of year shows that Americans cherish the service and sacrifice of these heroes,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “The volunteers who turn out for this event show America’s heartfelt, true holiday spirit.”

At most locations, the Civil Air Patrol organizes wreath-laying ceremonies with assistance from local citizens and Veterans service organizations. All 131 VA national cemeteries receive wreaths, one for each military service branch, one for the Merchant Marines and one for prisoners of war and those missing in action. read more with location links>>>

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