Wreaths Across America is a national program that pays tribute to our veterans, making sure they aren’t forgotten during the holiday season.
On Saturday at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, and at other locations across the country, volunteers will lay wreaths at the graves of soldiers.
In the ten years since Wreaths Across America brought their campaign to Connecticut, they’ve never been able to raise enough donations to collect wreaths for all the veterans buried in this cemetery, until this year. Volunteers have collected 9,200 wreaths to lay this year.
A formal ceremony begins at noon and will include speaking every veteran’s name aloud as a wreath is laid on the headstone.
Volunteers interested in assisting with the wreaths are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. CPT. James Sanborn of Civil Air Patrol, who organizes parts of the event every year, said they’ll never turn a volunteer away.