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Wreaths Across America pays respect to veterans

Flanked by members of the local Rolling Thunder chapter, the nephews of James Burton “J.B.” McKamey lay a wreath in honor of prisoners of war and those classified as missing in action during last Saturday’s Wreaths Across America event at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. PHOTOS BY DAVE ONGIE
Folks from around the region turned out to place wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans.

A program was held at noon to reinforce the sacrifices made by America’s veterans and explain the importance of paying respect to fallen veterans around the Christmas season by laying wreaths upon their graves. Those in attendance were asked to lay a wreath on each grave and pause to say the name of each veteran out loud.

Folks from around the region gathered on a blustery Saturday afternoon in Mountain Home National Cemetery to pay tribute to fallen veterans during the annual Wreaths Across America event.

Each branch of the military was honored during the ceremony with the placing of a wreath. A special wreath was placed in honor of veterans who were either missing in action or prisoners of war who never returned home. The nephews of James Burton “J.B.” McKamey, the only soldier from Washington County to lose his life during the D-Day invasion, placed the wreath in honor of POWs and those missing in action.


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