Wreaths Across America for Mobile National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America for Mobile National Cemetery

Kerry Wise
December 17, 2017

The mission of "Remember, Honor, Teach" is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans' cemeteries in all 50 states and beyond, to remember America's fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

In a touching gesture of remembrance, members of the Flathead Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol placed wreaths on the graves of area veterans at three local cemeteries: Glacier Memorial Gardens, Conrad Cemetery and Woodlawn Cemetery. "They helped earn our freedom and it's one way to honor what they did for us", said Flathead Composite Squadron Deputy Cadet Commander Matt Brockman. Now, volunteers across the country lay more than 700,000 wreaths.

The wreaths were placed on the graves at the home, the only state-run nursing home for veterans in Vermont, as part of the national Wreaths Across America Day, a tradition started 25 years ago in Maine.

"It doesn't matter who you're affiliated with, or even if you know a veteran who's buried here, people can come and honor the veterans", she said in an interview.

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"Last year was a blizzard, I wouldn't trade it for the world", she said.

"In my time in the Marine Corps, we lost probably a couple hundred Marines in my time", Faxon said. "This is just a good thing to do".

Several local businesses and organizations pitched in to raise the funds needed to purchase the artificial wreaths with bows that will be used again in future years for the ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery.