EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)–Across the country Saturday, people paid their respects to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
Some in Evansville participated at Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum. The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember, honor, and teach.
It has a focus on teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for Americans.
“That this has become a tradition and they recognize the people that have served this country proudly. It also helps educate the young adults now that are coming up that really don’t understand what it’s all about. About our liberties and our freedoms that we have,” Chuck Gorman says.
The cemetery’s goal was to place more than 800 veterans’ wreaths on headstones of the local heroes who were laid to rest there.
Wreaths were placed Saturday at more than 16,000 different locations including in Evansville and at Arlington National Cemetery.
(This story was originally published on December 13, 2019)
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