Veterans remembered with Wreaths Across America

STURGIS, S.D. — Volunteers braved the cold and frost at the Black Hills National Cemetery on Saturday to honor our nation’s fallen soldiers.

National Wreaths Across America Day is held in December in order to remember, honor and teach — remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

The wreath laying ceremony is carried out at more than 1600 locations throughout the country, at sea and abroad. Coordinators at the Black Hills National Cemetery acknowledge the importance of this ceremony.

I think it’s wonderful,” said Brian Fowler, Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus. “My personal and overall thought for the veterans in our armed forces is terrific. I think it’s a great thing that we need to pay special attention to forever.”

While Veterans Day and Memorial Day serve to honor those who have and currently serve, Wreaths Across America serves to remember those serving and those who have served during the holidays.

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