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Wreaths Across America ceremonies

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12.14.2019 8:50 am - 10:00 am
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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Organizers of the Lake County Wreaths Across America memorial effort for veterans invite the community to take part in ceremonies across the county that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The ceremonies, which seek to “remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, teach our children the value of freedom,” will take place beginning promptly at 8:50 a.m. at Hartley, Kelseyville, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Middletown and St. Mary’s cemeteries.

This year the theme is "Everyone plays a part."

The ceremonies honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. On this brisk December morning help to show the veterans and families that they will not be forgotten.

Youth organizations and veteran organizations have volunteered to conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremonies this year.

Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

Wreaths Across America pursues its mission with nationwide wreath-laying events during the holiday season, and year-round educational outreach inviting all Americans to appreciate our freedoms and the cost at which they are delivered.

Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over participating locations all across the country and overseas.

In 2018, more than 1.8 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at 1,640 participating cemeteries around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud.

More than 400 truckloads of wreaths were delivered across the country by hundreds of volunteer professional truck drivers.

Wreaths Across America expanded the mission overseas with the placement of 9,387 veterans’ wreaths at Normandy-American Cemetery in France.

This year ceremonies will have youth participation from Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, Lake County Sheriff’s Explorers, Mariners, Clear Lake High School Band, North Shore Fire Dept. Explorers, Lake County Funeral Honors Team and the Patriot Guard Riders.

Take an hour amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and bring your families to attend one of these heartfelt ceremonies.

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