Wreaths Across America honors local heroes with remembrance wreaths

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - A somber day at the Fort Douglas Cemetery.

It's a project called ‘Wreaths across America’. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been raising money to buy all these wreaths. Then they, along with volunteers and especially little children, laid a wreath at every grave in the cemetery.

LCDR Jenatte Hernandez, of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, says “It’s extremely important. Some of those that are buried in the cemetery, this is the only time that they have visitors there that are saying their names. That are remembering who they are. So it’s an extremely important time of year. The sacrifices that are given to ensure that we continue to enjoy our freedom. Need not be forgotten.

At every grave, they stopped, said the person’s name, and then saluted. Even the little ones.

Fort Douglas is part of a huge observance today. Events like this took place at more than 1,000 locations across the country and overseas.

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