Wreaths Across America Event Saturday In Yakima
It's called Wreaths Across America and it happens Saturday in cemeteries in Yakima and around the nation. Major Brian Kennedy Paul with Civil Air Patrol in Yakima says they'll be placing Christmas Wreaths and holding a special ceremony in the veteran's section at Tahoma Cemetery beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to Yakima's Tahoma Cemetery Saturday to attend the event. The cemetery is located at 1802 Tahoma Avenue.
In other parts of the state volunteer groups will gather at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard, and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting. In addition, many other Washington cemeteries will participate in Wreaths Across America by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans.
The event, called “Wreaths Across America”, began with the Arlington Wreath Project and has spread to over 750 Veterans Cemeteries throughout the country.