Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 9

Nov 21, 2019

The public is invited to a ceremony for Wyoming’s state remembrance wreath on Dec. 9, at 10 a.m., at the Wyoming State Capitol Rotunda, 200 W. 24th Street.  The ceremony is part of the Wreaths Across America program that honors all veterans and active military members during the holidays.

Wyoming’s ceremony will be hosted by the Wyoming Veterans Commission.  Wyoming’s First Lady, Jennie Gordon, and Wyoming’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter, will be the featured speakers.

The remembrance wreath will remain at the Capitol rotunda throughout the holiday season.

For more information about the ceremony, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at 307-777-8152.

The tradition of wreaths from the state of Maine being donated to decorate the graves at Arlington National Cemetery began in 1992.  It is the 12th year of a national campaign dubbed Wreaths Across America that will bring the same remembrance wreaths to more than 230 national and state veterans cemeteries and monuments across the nation.  This year, as in past years, wreaths are donated for a special ceremony at each state’s Capitol the US Capitol.  All of these specially made wreaths are donated by Worcester Wreath Company, in Harrington, Maine.

To learn more about the national efforts, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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