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Wreaths Across America 2023

The photos below show the memories of an incredible Wreaths Across America day focused on Remember- Honor and Teach.


Our sincere thanks to all who paricipated in this year's Wreaths Across America ceremony, those who's support made this event possible and everyone who joined us to place the remembrance wreaths.


Special thanks to 100-year-old, WWII Battle of the Bulge survivor and Bronze Star recipient, Harvey Lafleur for presenting the wreath in recognition of all who have served in the United States Army.










Preparations before the ceremony:



















Thanks to King Gray Coach Line owners, Dennis King and Matt Gray, for providing 6 of their buses. An incredible 1,470 volunteers were shuttled from Six Flags to the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and back again after the ceremony and wreath laying, quickly and in comfort!


Dennis King and Matt Gray with Paul Barabani, Wreaths Across America Location Coordinator and President of "The Friends".


"The Friends" volunteer bus ambassadors.


Thanks to the King Gray bus drivers who donated their time!








"The Friends" Greeters, making sure bus riders departed the buses safely:











































Linda Turner, Grade 5 teacher at Roberta G. Doering School sang God Bless America at this year's WAA event.

Information for veterans as well as forms for student volunteers was available at "The Friends" tent during the WAA event.

Girl Scount Patch received by a Girl Scout for volunteering at WAA after completing paperwork provided by "The Friends".



















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