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Volunteers sought to help place wreaths on veterans’ graves

December 15, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Volunteers are being asked to help place holiday wreaths on the graves of veterans at the Omaha National Cemetery.

The wreath-laying will be held Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

Cemetery director Cindy Van Bibber says the ceremony helps continue the mission of maintaining the national cemetery as a national shrine and “is a wonderful way for the community to come together to pay respect during the holiday season.”

Families, local citizens and veterans service organizations are expected to place over 1,300 wreaths as a part of Wreaths Across America. All 136 VA national cemeteries receive at least seven wreaths, one for each service branch, one for the Merchant Marine and one for prisoners of war and those missing In action.

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