Volunteers placed holiday wreaths to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at the Mountain Home National Cemetery last weekend.
“These wreath laying ceremonies help us continue the mission of maintaining national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those interred or memorialized here,” said Cemetery Director, Jeny Walker. “It is a wonderful way for the community to come together to pay our respects during the holiday season.”
Several local Veteran organizations arranged the wreath-laying ceremony along with local citizens and groups as a part of Wreaths Across America. Over 7,800 wreaths were placed during the service.
This is the 12th year of Wreaths Across America, a nationwide program which distributes holiday wreaths as a tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries.