Fayetteville observes Wreaths across America Dec. 14

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The local observance of the annual Wreaths across America event will be held Dec. 14 at the Fayetteville Cemetery.

To honor and remember Veterans during the holiday season, the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America organizes the annual event of laying wreaths on Veteran’s graves. This year’s National Wreaths across America day is Saturday, Dec. 14, said local Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Joel Seidband.

“Everyone is invited to our local memorial wreath laying ceremony which will take place that day at noon, at the Fayetteville City Cemetery, on Ga. Highway 54 in downtown Fayetteville,” said Seidband. “The ceremony is sponsored jointly by the Civil Air Patrol’s Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron and the American Legion Fayetteville Post 105.  Civil Air Patrol members will be laying the wreaths beginning at 11 a.m.”

Also participating will be the Sons of the American Revolution performing a Colonial Musket Salute and the Boy Scouts of America.

“This is but one way that we can honor those who have given so much for our nation. It is also a great way to bridge the gap for our young people who may not fully understand the depth of the sacrifices veterans have made to ensure the freedom of every American,” said Siedband.

The Wreaths across America organization is dedicated to honoring and thanking our veterans for their service and sacrifice.

For more information on Wreaths Across America go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org