Hundreds of Christmas wreaths had been positioned at veterans’ headstones at Greenwood Memorial Park to honor and bear in mind them throughout the vacation season.
Saturday was generally known as ‘Wreaths Throughout America’ which has been a vacation custom across the nation since 1992.
“That is our fifth yr of celebrating Wreaths Throughout America, right here at Greenwood. It’s a time that we bear in mind, honor and teaches our younger individuals in regards to the sacrifices that our veterans made for our freedoms,” Gloria James, coordinator for Wreaths Throughout America, stated.
Volunteers, together with Woman Scouts, Boy Scouts, and ROTC members laid practically 3,000 wreaths on the memorial park.
“It’s necessary to honor the veterans
as a result of they helped maintain us secure and gave us a greater life,” 12-year-old Woman
Scout Linda Dominguez stated. “It makes us really feel good inside, as a result of we all know
we’re serving to those that helped us.”
Greenwood Memorial Park is one among 1,600 collaborating websites throughout the nation.
The annual custom began with the proprietor of a wreath firm who had leftover wreaths one vacation season and provided to put them at gravesites on the Arlington Nationwide Cemetery.
“We had 2,900 wreaths to put. My purpose subsequent yr is 5,000. Finally, we hope to have 10,000 wreaths the place we hope to cowl all of the graves of our fallen heroes, right here at greenwood,” James stated.