MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Wreath's were laid on the graves of veterans today, as part of Wreaths Across America's National Wreath Laying Day. Their mission is to remember, honor, and teach about our nations veterans and prisoners of war.
The ceremony honored soldiers from all branches of the military, including those men and women who never came home. Volunteers got to lay the wreaths down at the grave sights, but before putting the wreath down, they were asked to say the veterans name aloud, this way their name lives on.
"Honor and respect, I mean we live in America, we have freedoms that we wouldn't have if we didn't have people willing to serve and fight for us." says Morgantown resident Cindy Bolyard.
Over 1.5 million wreaths were raised for over 1,400 locations this year. This project is not to decorate these graves for the holidays, but to actually remember the sacrifice.
Regent of the West Virginia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution Susan Arnold says, "For their sacrifice that they gave to our country, and I think that this is a very visual way to honor them and for the public to see that we're honoring them."
A wreath was placed on every grave of fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreath across America has declared every second Saturday in December as national wreath laying day