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This Saturday ‘Wreaths Across America’ Event in Fernley Is Searching for Volunteers

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 16, 2022 3:39 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Navy Veteran Tom Draughon explains how 10,000 wreaths made their way to the Fernley Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

“There were at least a minimum of 200 people maybe more, took about 35-minutes to unload both those trucks which is astronomical,” says Draughon. “It is great to see that many people show up.”

However, organizers of this year’s “Wreaths Across America” said they want ten times that many people come to the Veterans Cemetery on Saturday, December 17, 2022, to lay these wreaths on the more than 10,000 graves.

“They are stacked here behind me, some over in the front and around all the various places so people can get them easily,” says Draughon. “On Saturday at nine o’clock in the morning.”

Draughon claims that COVID compelled a modest ceremony to take place for two years.

But now they are appealing for additional volunteers to take time out on Saturday morning and express appreciation and show respect to a Veteran.

“I always say, bring the kids have them place a wreath,” says Draughon. “Have them just take a look at the names on there and wonder what they might have done in their lifetime and say thanks we appreciate you.”

This major event will take place across the country at the same time.

While it may appear to be a large effort, in the past, so many people have attended the ceremony that it took less than an hour to place all of the wreaths on Veterans’ grave sites.

Since 2007, the Nevada Veterans Coalition has taken part in the event. Donations gathered throughout the year enable the wreaths to be produced.

Draughon thinks the cemetery looks lovely during the holidays, and it’s a lovely way to honor a veteran.

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