It’s always a great day to honor those who have served our country but on Saturday people from across the nation participated in honoring our troops for National Wreaths Across America Day.
Wreaths Across America is a day for those to honor our fallen troops by placing wreaths on tombstones of those who have served and now passed.
Three different cemeteries in West Virginia participated in this ceremony including the West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton National Cemetery and Evansville Cemetery.
The National president of the 886 Foundation and speaker at the Grafton National Cemetery, Michael Jarvis, said all ceremonies began at noon and included a ceremony along with guest speakers.
“Not only here but coast to coast and this year for the first time in the national cemetery in Normandy we’re laying wreaths for those who have paid the ultimate price for our country, our freedoms,” said Jarvis. “We will have no rights unless we can defend them and these that we are here to honor today have defended with everything they’ve had to give us our rights. So we as living members owe them that respect and the honor for their sacrifices.”
Wreaths Across America will take place again in December of 2019.