SMYRNA -- Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans. When a single wreath is laid on the grave of a veteran, volunteers are asked to say the name of the veteran.
Last year more than 700,000 wreaths were laid on the graves of a veterans across 1,000 national cemeteries. For fallen soldiers of wars long past this may be the only time their name is spoken and remembered. Wreaths Across America is dedicated to remembering the sacrifices of this country's military men and women.
The public is invited to join the Smyrna Civil Air Patrol, The Murfreesboro Composite Squad and the National Park Service this Christmas season as to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. A wreath laying ceremony at noon Saturday, Dec 17, at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro is open to the public.
For more information on Wreaths Across America or to find a wreath laying ceremony near you, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.com.
Wreaths Across America provided this report.