, 2022-12-11 23:18:50,
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A tractor-trailer truck wound its way from Interstate 79 to the Baptist Temple church parking lot on Morgantown Avenue with a Fairmont Police Department escort.
The truck, a part of the fleet from Jacksonville, Florida-based logistics company Landstar, was met by local volunteers who unloaded 275 balsam wreaths that will be used to honor fallen military members next weekend on Wreaths Across America Day. The ceremony, scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at Maple Grove Cemetery, will be one of 3,100 similar wreath-laying ceremonies nationwide to be held that day.
“I stood over at the cemetery and waved the flag as he drove by because I wanted him to know where they were going,” Friends of Maple Grove Volunteer Marcella Yaremchuk said Friday.
This past September, Yaremchuk applied to the Columbia Falls, Maine-based nonprofit Wreaths Across America, which in turn, approved Maple Grove Cemetery as the first and only Marion County cemetery taking part in the program. Wreaths Across America serves to promote three tenets — remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.
“I didn’t even know it was possible for a cemetery that was not a national cemetery to participate with…
To read the original article from news.google.com, Click here