VVA Tri-State Chapter 623 led their fifth annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park at Airport Park in Matamoras, Pennsylvania in December.
Volunteers and chapter members laid 24 wreaths at monuments honoring those who have fought in wars of all eras. Wreaths were also placed in honor of veterans who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. A wreath was also placed for POW/MIAs.
Members of the local American Legion were also in attendance.
The laying of wreaths is an opportunity to teach children about honoring our veterans and to appreciate our freedom.
In addition to Veterans Memorial Park in Matamoras and Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C., there are 1,200 other sites around the country that participate in Wreaths Across America.