WAA puts Wreaths on Veteran's Graves at two Placerville cemeteries

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 24, 2017 / comments

[Anon]

In 1992 Wreaths Across America (WAA) began placing weaths in the older part of Arlington National Cemetery, these being donated by the founder of the organization.  

In 2005 a picture of snowy graves at Arlington, each with a wreath and red ribbon, went viral.  Interest surged, and WAA has now expanded to more than 1,000 cemeteries where veterans are laid to rest.  

This Congressionally sanctioned effort reached Placerville this year.  

Veteran graves at the Old City cemetery, and Uppertown cemetery were honored with a wreath. All five veteran graves at Uppertown cemetery, and all 12 veteran graves at Old City cemetery had wreaths placed.

The pictured graves are:

John Brabrook, Uppertown cemetery;

Stogdell Angley, Old City cemetery.

As is done with each wreath laid by WAA, the name of the veteran is said aloud, along with a statement of gratitude for their service.  

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To volunteer for next year, or to ask questions, the local organizer can be contacted at wreaths@fastmail.com.