Wreaths Across America ceremony is held in Beckley


     A ceremony is held to remember fallen veterans in Raleigh County. The ceremony was held as part of the nationwide event called, Wreaths Across America. The event was held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Beckley American Legion Veteran Cemetery. Wreaths were laid on over 200 grave sites of fallen veterans.
     Michael Plumer attended the program with his son who is a Civil Air Patrol Cadet. He says this is a great way for his son to see the sacrifice veterans give for all of us, “This is just the little bit that we can do for our men and women of service and appreciate everything that they’ve done.”
     Each wreath that is laid on a grave symbolizes the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States and Plummer says this is a day he’ll never forget, “It’s really amazing, I mean all that stuff back there I didn’t get to be apart of last year.” Plummer wanted to be able to show his kids the value of appreciation towards our servicemen and women. He says the goal was accomplished, “It touches my heart to give just a little bit back.”
     The Wreaths Across America Program began in 1992.  Over 800,000 wreaths were laid on veterans graves Saturday here in the U.S and in 24 other locations across the world.

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