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Mayor to Join Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery

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bugle-honorOn Saturday December 14, 2013, members of the Tri-State community are invited to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of Wreaths Across America’s annual National Remembrance Day.

Evansville Civil Air Patrol’s RiverCity Cadet Squadron will conduct the ceremony for the third year at Oak Hill Cemetery’s Veterans’ Plaza on Saturday, December 14, at 11a.m. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who served, and also to honor their sacrifice, and to teach younger generations about the high cost of our freedom.

Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials by veterans during a brief ceremony, coordinated simultaneously at over 800 participating locations around the world, and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Seven ceremonial wreaths will also be placed at Evansville’s Locust Hill Cemetery on Kratzille Rd.

In addition to the ceremonial wreaths, Civil Air Patrol’s RiverCity Cadet Squadron has joined with Wreaths Across America to provide hundreds of sponsored wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves in the Veterans’ Plaza and the Civil War section of Oak Hill Cemetery. Currently 500 wreaths are slated for delivery to Oak Hill Cemetery.

Wreaths Across America is a national non-profit organization that encompasses over 700 participating locations and more than 150,000 volunteers around the country.

The Wreaths Across America mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve including their families who sacrifice, and to teach children the cost of the freedoms we enjoy each day.