Communities in Pocahontas County will have the opportunity to gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day in conjunction with the annual wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps will conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday, December 15, at the Arbovale Main Cemetery beginning at noon, and at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton at 1 p.m.
Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coastguardsmen and merchant marines who served, to honor their sacrifices, and to teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.
Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at more than 1,400 locations across the nation.
In 2018 it is projected that more than a million wreaths will be placed nationwide, by nearly 800,000 volunteers, as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach the younger generations about the value of freedom.