Layne Clifton VFW Post 4070 members are pictured during a 2021 Wreaths Across America ceremony in Lakeview. From left to right: Steven Hatfield, Dave Swart, George Middleton.

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Lake County cemeteries will continue as an official location for the 2022 National Wreaths Across America Day, during which wreaths are laid at the grave sites of veterans. This is the third year that Lake County will participate in the national program, which seeks to “remember, honor and teach” about the sacrifices veterans have made.

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely. This year, there will be more than 3,100 participating locations placing veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 17 – with more than 2 million volunteers coming together.

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