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Wreaths Across America

Civil Air Patrol cadets with wreaths

Members of the Civil Air Patrol stand ready to present wreaths during the 2010 Wreaths Across America at Hot Springs National Cemetery

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Hills National Cemetery and Hot Springs National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans.  The Civil Air Patrol, Veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor Veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marine as well as Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action (POW/MIA).

The ceremony will be held

Saturday
December 10, 2011
10:00 a.m.

Black Hills National Cemetery
20901 Pleasant Valley Drive, Sturgis SD 57785   

Hot Springs National Cemetery
500 North 5th Street, Hot Springs SD 57747

For more information contact: 
William T. Haggerty, Jr., Cemetery Director 
605.347.3830 
  
Background information:  The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA’s 131 national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006.  For each of the past 20 years, they have donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. The Civil Air Patrol is once again coordinating wreath ceremonies around the country. For more information on this event, visit the following Web sites:
www.wreaths-across-america.org   

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