Oak Hill Cemetery will once again host Wreaths Across America, a growing Tri-State tradition honoring veterans during the holiday season on the National Day of Remembrance. The service will be held on Saturday, December 16, at 11am. This is the 7th year the service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. Similar ceremonies will be held simultaneously at over 1,200 locations around the world, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

The service at Oak Hill Cemetery will be conducted by the Evansville Civil Air Patrol River City Cadet Squadron at the cemetery’s Veterans Plaza. Ceremonial wreaths will be placed at the Plaza and nearby in the Civil War section to remember and honor all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines for their service and to teach younger generations about the high cost of our freedom. Wreaths will also be placed at Evansville's Locust Hill Cemetery on Kratzville Road.

Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when Morrill Worchester initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery during the holiday season to recognize the sacrifices of our veterans and their families. In 2007, Wreaths Across American became a nonprofit organization with the year-round mission to remember, honor and teach.

Information courtesy of evansvillegov.org

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