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Wreaths Across America to honor veterans  

On Saturday, December 14, people 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 annual Wreaths Across America ceremony this year at the Arbovale Main Cemetery December 14 at noon.

Seven 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 as memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at more than 1,400 participating locations across the nation at designated times as set by local coordinators.

It is projected that more than 1.5 million wreaths will be placed nationwide in 2019, by more than 800,000 volunteers, as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach our new generations about the value of freedom.

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