Wreaths Across America comes to Vancouver

Lewis and Clark Young Marines place wreaths on the headstones of veterans

Wreaths Across America brought wreaths to the headstones of veterans all over the country on Saturday, including Vancouver.

Evergreen Memorial Gardens hosted a ceremony Saturday morning.

The Lewis and Clark Young Marines brought out the colors, gave opening remarks and the invocation, and held a wreath presentation at an indoor ceremony in the chapel

Then they marched outside to place wreaths on more than 800 veterans who are buried at Evergreen. They were led in the march by bagpiper Gusta Baur. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders were there, as well.

Each year, donated wreaths are delivered all across the country for this December event. Volunteers are asked to take a quiet moment to show their gratitude and appreciation during the holiday season.

The Lewis and Clark Young Marines were asked to say the veteran’s name while placing the wreath, followed by a slow salute.

This was the ninth year that Evergreen Memorial Gardens held a Wreaths Across America event. 

Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Paul Valencia
Photo by Andi Schwartz
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Article Source: Clark County Today