December 12, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Scouts to Place Wreaths at the State Veterans Cemetery

All around the country on December 15, thousands of wreaths will be placed on graves of military veterans to honor their service and sacrifice.

Local Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as family members, will place wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes beginning at 10 am at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort. Margaret Cooley, a volunteer who works with the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort Foundation, Inc., will speak about the importance of honoring our veterans. Friends of the cemetery provide the flag wreaths, which will remain in place throughout the holiday season. The wreaths are collected after the first of the year and reused.

“We place wreath flags to honor all those who have served us and our country, especially those who found their resting place here,” Joe Buschell, the cemetery assistant director, said. “It’s so important to recognize the service of our veterans and to come and lay a wreath on their grave.”

The public is welcome to attend.


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