Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of Wreaths Across America, a day to honor those who died to serve our country.
More than 1,000 veterans buried at Desert Memorial Park and Welwood Murray Cemetery were honored.
Chapter The Daughters of the American Revolution in Cahuilla hosted the ceremony.
National Wreath Day across the United States took place today at 3,136 participating locations around the country.
Our nation’s heroes were remembered as each name was called and honored as more than 525 truckloads of wreaths arrived – representing 390 different carriers.
More than 2 million volunteers, a third of them children, helped place more than 2.4 million veterans’ wreaths on the gravestones of the fallen across the country.
Each live balsam veteran’s wreath is a gift of respect and appreciation, sponsored by an individual or organization and placed on a gravestone by volunteers as a small gesture of gratitude. freedoms enjoyed by Americans.
For centuries, the evergreen tree has been used as a symbol of honor and has become a living tribute that is renewed every year.
Wreaths across the United States believe that tradition represents a living memorial honoring veterans, active-duty service members, and their families.
Another major goal of Wreaths Across America is to teach young people about the sacrifices their ancestors made for their freedom.
In 2020, there were 1.7 million wreaths placed on the gravestones of veterans at 2,557 participating sites.
https://kesq.com/news/2021/12/18/wreaths-laid-in-honor-of-fallen-heroes-at-desert-memorial-park/ Wreath in memory of fallen heroes at Desert Memorial Park