Col. A.M. Faxon Jr.

Honor veterans’ sacrifices at National Wreaths Across America ceremony on Dec. 15

Fellow residents of Bennington and the surrounding area, we are asking you to Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, at the Vermont Veterans' Home on 325 North St. in Bennington.

Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to remember, honor, and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,100 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

We at the Vermont Veterans' Home are honored to participate in this national event as one of the locations.

Last year, the day was cold, windy, and snowing, yet as hardy Vermonters almost 400 of you attended and participated in honoring those who had served our great nation. Observing all who were present lay a wreath, call out the Veterans name, and salute each time was a memory I shall always carry with me.

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