Fallen soldiers memorialized at Wreaths Across America ceremony; Civil Air Patrol, Rep. Chris Stewart

2011 Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah, Dec. 10, 2011 | Photo courtesy of the United Sentinel Alliance

ST. GEORGE – On Saturday, members of the Civil Air Patrol UT-024 St. George Composite Squadron and the community will gather at the Tonaquint Cemetery to honor veterans as part of Wreaths Across America Day.

The event starts at 10 a.m. sharp and will coordinate with the nationwide Wreaths Across America effort. Wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen and marine who served, to honor their sacrifices and to teach younger generations about the high cost of American freedoms. This is the squadron’s second year participating in the ceremony.

Utah’s 2nd District Congressman-elect Chris Stewart, a retired Air Force pilot, will also be attending the event along with singer Jordan Dickison.

Wreaths were donated by the Metcalf Mortuary, Grand Champs, Inc., Utah District 75 Rep. Don Ipson, American Legion Post 90, Guthrie Tax Service, the Color Country Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, James Abel, Rodney Hickerson, Greg Goatcher and Terry and Janet Dunne.

Wreaths Across America began over 20 years ago, when the Worcester Wreath Company from Maine began donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of America’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, it is estimated that over 400,000 wreaths will be placed by more than 150,000 volunteers in cemeteries across the country and on foreign soil.

Event details and contact information

Date: Dec. 15

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George

Admission: Free

Contact: Lt. Aros Mackey – 435-229-4748

Email: news@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

2011 Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah, Dec. 10, 2011 | Photo courtesy of the United Sentinel Alliance

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