Wayne County is joining the national Wreaths Across America Day, with plans to lay 500 wreaths on the graves of military veterans. 

Wreaths are unloaded from a truck in preparation for laying on area graves. Supplied

A brief ceremony is currently scheduled at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Veterans’ Field of Honor at Earlham Cemetery, 1101 W. National Road, Richmond, before the wreaths are placed on headstones. The time is subject to change based on funeral schedules. 

The effort is coordinated by the Richmond chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, which raised funds from the Wayne County Foundation, Vietnam Veterans Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

DAR invites area residents to attend the ceremony and place wreaths if able. Those attending are to park on the grassy field across from the Field of Honor. 

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A version of this article appeared in the December 13 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.