Darien Honors Veterans With Wreath-Laying Ceremony

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Volunteers participate in national Wreaths Across America Day in Darien on Saturday. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DARIEN, Conn. — Despite falling snow and bone-chilling temperatures, dozens of volunteers gathered at Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery in Darien on Saturday and placed wreaths at more than 1,000 graves.

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The wreaths were placed as part of national Wreaths Across America Day, an annual event that pays tribute to veterans. For the event, wreath-laying ceremonies are held at hundreds of cemeteries across the country, including Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

To learn more about Wreaths Across America, visit the official website.

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Wreaths were placed on about 1,100 veterans graves in Darien's Spring Grove Cemetery, one of three designated State Veterans' Cemeteries in CT. Local groups including the DAR, Monuments and Ceremonies Commission volunteers, VFW Post #6933, Darien High School, Support Our Soldiers students and the local student hockey teams among others volunteered to sell wreaths sponsorships at $15. each.
Starting in October, volunteers manned tables collecting wreath sponsorships at several local spots. Many businesses and individuals contributed money to purchase the wreaths placed on the graves. This is a tribute to the veterans during the holiday season. The Worcester Wreath Co. placed wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery simultaneously with wreath ceremonies all over the world yesterday including Darien.

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