This holiday season, the Yerington IBEW Local 1245 Retirees Club purchased 10 wreaths for “Wreaths Across America,” an annual ceremony that commemorates fallen soldiers by laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 states. Yerington Retirees Club President Tom “T” Bird and his wife Sue also purchased an additional four wreaths, doing their part to ensure that there were enough wreaths to honor over 7,000 veterans.
The Birds participated in the local Wreaths Across America ceremony on a very cold morning on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV. “It was a very moving experience to honor the men and women who served so we have the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans,” said T Bird. “This is my second year attending, and I plan to make it an annual event.”
The annual Memorial occurs on the third Saturday of December at 9am at Veterans Cemeteries across America. Learn more and contribute at http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.