Here is a really good story on the Wreathe Laying Ceremony we had for Wreathes Across America last weekend. Note: my comment at the end of the article should read “sacrifices” not “scarifies.” It was a great day.
Last week, Carole Turner, the Deputy Director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services, spoke to the hosts of The Forgotten Promise radio program. The Forgotten Promise show was created by veterans for veterans, and is geared toward educating our veterans about benefits, how to receive them, and various other issues impacting all veterans. The show is heard live on the Las Vegas area on KDWN (AM720). You can listen to it streaming here. If you know Carole, you know that her knowledge of veterans’ issues and policies is only matched by the heart she puts into her work. Both her knowledge and her dedication to the veterans of Nevada come through in this very insightful interview. Listen to the whole thing here and you’ll be sure to learn a lot. I know I did.
A nice story on the Wreathe Laying Ceremony in Boulder City last Saturday.
FERNLEY & BOULDER CITY, NEVADA, DECEMBER 11, 2010 – Along with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and hundreds of locations throughout the country and overseas, the two Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeteries will participate in Wreaths Across America on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located at 14 Veterans Way in Fernley and the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located at 1900 Buchanan Boulevard in Boulder City.
The Wreaths Across America non-profit group was formed in 2007 to promote the annual laying of wreaths to “remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom.” It is an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project, which began in 1992 with the laying of 5,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Last year there were more than 300 ceremonies held in every state, Puerto Rico, and 24 overseas cemeteries. More than 100,000 wreaths were placed on veterans’ graves. The wreaths used at all locations are the same as those placed at Arlington National Cemetery.
There are two upcoming Holiday Wreath Laying Ceremonies in Northern Nevada. The purpose of the ceremonies it to honor those who serve in the military, and to remind local communities of the value of freedom, honor, and sacrifice. The first will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM on the front steps of the Nevada Capitol in Carson City. There will be another similar ceremony on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. That event is at 9:00 AM in Fernley. Veterans groups and members of the public are invited to attend either one.