Howland Veteran’s Memorial Park hosting Wreaths Across America ceremony this Saturday
HOWLAND, Maine (WABI) - Remembering and honoring the fallen.
Thousands of Americans will gather this Saturday to do just that.
December 17th is National Wreaths Across America Day.
As wreaths will be laid on veteran’s graves in Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, thousands will be gathering in their local cemeteries to lay wreaths.
More than 600 veteran graves will be covered in the Howland area.
The ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Howland Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Organizer Tami Colbath was inspired to start laying wreaths in the area after visiting Arlington National Cemetery with Wreath’s Across America in 2017.
She says it is important to remind people how important it is to remember, honor, and teach.
“They learn about the sacrifice, especially in the weather. The veterans have gone through more trials and tribulations than a little bit of weather, so it doesn’t matter about the weather. It’s fun to see those kids out there with their parents and it’s great that they’re showing the kids what this is,” said local WAA coordinator, Tami Colbath.
More than 900 veterans graves will be covered in Lincoln on Saturday.
A ceremony is planned for noon at Lincoln Veteran’s Memorial.
For more information on Wreaths Across America, click here.
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