Sun City residents help Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America to begin trek to Arlington National Cemetery Sunday

Numerous folks in the caravan, including Gold Star families, sat in on an hour long ceremony at Branford High School is one of 12 schools the caravan will stop at en route to Arlington National Cemetery. He decided it best they go to honor our country's bravest.

Employees, in partnership with Los Alamos National Security LLC, Centerra-LA (the Lab's protective force contractor), Berardinelli Funeral Home, the International Guard Union of America Local 69, and Los Alamos National Bank raised $11,500 to sponsor 1,150 wreaths of remembrance for the ceremony. A more elaborate wreath, which recognizes each branch of the military will be up later this week and will remain on display in the Capitol's rotunda throughout the holidays.

"Every December, volunteers place thousands of wreaths on the graves of Soldiers all across America". "That's what we want to do: honor veterans by placing wreaths on their graves and speaking their names while we do it".

Samantha York and Zach Blanchard spent a day before the trip learning what it takes to make the wreaths. Past year over 2,000 wreaths were placed at Stones River National Cemetery.

The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen US veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

The public is invited to attend and participate in the event. Several Sun City volunteers will be at Beaufort National Cemetery for this year's dedication and placement.



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