"We look forward to establishing Wreaths Across America as an annual event". Following the ceremony, there was the laying of wreaths for 119 veterans, who served their country and are resting at the cemetery.
About 9,000 wreaths will be laid on the grave sites of CT service men and women.
Over one million wreaths were laid on graves across the U.S. on Saturday as part of the "Wreaths across America" program.
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The annual tradition started 26 years ago and has grown into a nationwide event with wreaths being placed at more than 1,200 cemeteries across the United States. The wreaths used at Arlington were once again made in ME and delivered via a caravan of tractor trailer trucks to the cemetery.
Provided photo Approximately 3,000 wreaths were laid by 200 volunteers during Orange County's Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the county's Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Goshen. The trailer was beautifully wrapped with an image of a national cemetery and Wreaths Across America messaging in hopes to spread awareness for the organization along the round trip journey from SC to Maine. Many of our Rawl family members and family of employees are veterans, said Ashley Rawl, vice president of sales, marketing and product development.
Officials say the ceremony is just a small way to thank and recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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