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Wreaths to remember local veterans during holidays

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Members of the community are invited to help honor local veterans during the holiday season as part of Wreaths Across America's annual National Remembrance Day on Saturday, December 14.

Evansville Civil Air Patrol's RiverCity Cadet Squadron will conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery's Veterans' Plaza starting at 11:00 a.m. CST.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, VFW Post 1114, Evansville Firefighter Pipe Band member Adam Bigge, and students from Oak Hill School will also take part in the ceremony.

Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and POW/MIA will be placed at Locust Hill Cemetery as well as at over 800 participating locations across the country, around the world, and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to these ceremonial wreaths, Civil Air Patrol's RiverCity Cadet Squadron has joined with Wreaths Across America to provide hundreds of sponsored wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves in the Veterans' Plaza and the Civil War section of Oak Hill Cemetery.

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