Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers

Reported by Tim Pulliam - email
Posted by Lauren Thomson - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hundreds of holiday wreaths are laying on gravesites Saturday in remembrance of our fallen soldiers.

The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony took place nationwide and here in Wilmington.

At noon Saturday, city officials , veterans and guests gathered at Wilmington National Cemetery for the event.

Congressman Mike McIntyre was the keynote speaker. He reminded everyone it's important to remember our troops, especially those who won't be here to celebrate the holidays this year.

About 800 wreaths were placed against soldiers tombstones.

The ceremony honored military members from every branch of service.

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