DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Several communities in the Wiregrass held Wreaths Across America ceremonies.
At Daleville’s Memorial Gardens on Highway 84, Civil War-era cannons fired several volleys commemorating the occasion of recognizing all those who served, honored their
sacrifices, and teach the younger generations about the high cost of freedom.
Daleville High’s R.O.T.C. students presented the colors prior to the actual laying of the wreaths to about 200 veteran graves located at their final resting place.
Enterprise High School 9th grader and girl scout, Savannah Connor, was accompanied by her mom, Corey in placing wreaths at the graves of those who served our country in uniform.
This year, it is projected that well over 1.7 million wreaths will be placed worldwide by over 2 million volunteers, and almost a third of those are children.
“The tagline for Wreaths Across America is to remember, honor, and teach,” Volunteers, Corey and Savannah Connor said. “That’s what we’re here to do today. Especially with our youth is to remember our veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
Wreaths Across America started 30 years ago as an extension to Arlington National Cemetery’s annual ceremony to honor America’s war dead and those men and women in uniform who remain missing in action.