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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Volunteers prepare for Wreaths Across America

  • With the help of several volunteers, a truck filled with 342 wreaths arrived at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood Thursday as a part of Wreath's Across America, a national event held every year to honor the fallen, remember the sacrifices of the military, and teach each other that freedom comes with a steep cost.
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  • With the help of several volunteers, a truck filled with 342 wreaths arrived at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood Thursday as a part of Wreath's Across America, a national event held every year to honor the fallen, remember the sacrifices of the military, and teach each other that freedom comes with a steep cost.
    Nick and Cherie Francis volunteered their time and fuel to drive the truck full of wreathes all the way from Harrington, Maine, this week.
    The Assistance Association at the Fort Leonard Wood Missouri Veterans Cemetery raises money throughout the year to help sponsor this event. This is the third year for the cemetery to host this Wreaths Across America.
    During the ceremony on Saturday, seven special ceremonial wreaths representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Prisoners of War/ Missing and Action will be placed to on memorials in a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 750 location across the nation
    Brig. Gen. G Mark S. Spindler, Commandant of the Military Police School will serve as the guest speaker.
    The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 14 and will be open to the public. If you would like to sponsor a wreath or would like more information on the event, call (573) 774-3496.

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