At the National Day of Wreaths Across America Day, December 18, Daughters of the American Revolution, Cape Sebastian Chapter and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4439 celebrated the first wreath laying at Rogue River Cemetery where over 100 volunteers joined together to lay 310 remembrance wreaths on the graves of United States veterans.

Each volunteer was encouraged to say the veteran’s name aloud and to take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. The wreaths that were laid were not done to decorate graves, but to remember the veteran’s lives. Each wreath is a gift of appreciation from a grateful America.

Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, businesses, to our veterans, to the U.S. Coast Guard Servicemen, Brookings Coast Guard Station, to the Curry County Event Center that graciously provide a beautiful venue at the last minute and to our honored guests, Dorothy Nickerson and Bud Dubay, World War II Navy Veterans.

For next year’s wreath laying, Wreaths Across America is matching every wreath sponsored from now through Friday, January 14, for placement next December. Go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/OR0067.

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