It’s already been a year of record breaking weather for the U.S. . . .
Source: iTruck Radio by Staff
Why should December be any different?
Across this great nation thousands of volunteers gathered at our national cemeteries this past Saturday to place wreaths on the graves of our precious veterans who have passed. Temperatures dropped below freezing from Maine to Southern Texas but that did not discourage these dedicated individuals.
iTruck’s own John Scism driver/veteran/nascar reporter delivered his truckload of precious cargo to a group of volunteers in Fort Scott, KS.
Source: The Fort Scott Tribune by Jason E. Silvers
Kevin Wagner, volunteer coordinator for the project, said Monday there will be a total of 3,629 wreaths placed on headstones at Fort Scott National Cemetery Saturday during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony.
“We’ve increased it over 1,100 wreaths from last year,” Wagner said.
The ceremony is designed to honor veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marine as well as prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
Wagner said the number of volunteers helping with the project has also increased this year, with volunteer help coming from such surrounding states as Missouri and Arkansas. He said the Fort Scott High School Class of 1966 got together and purchased 106 wreaths to honor their fellow classmate, Alan Wayne Breshears, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, who died fighting for his country during the Vietnam War.
Wagner said several groups made donations throughout the year to help purchase wreaths, most of which came after September and October. He said businesses sponsor T-shirts that are made for the event. Other fundraisers are held throughout the year.
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