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Veterans tribute is important

Published 10:08am Thursday, November 29, 2012


Although it may not be on the scale of the ceremony slated for Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., the placing of wreathes on the graves of some of Lawrence County’s veterans is still a worthwhile endeavor.

In an effort to bring the national Wreaths Across America event — one that has grown to include more than 600 commemorations — to Lawrence County Linda Dalton and Juanita Southers have worked hard to show the community how important this is.

The ceremony is slated for Dec. 15 to coincide with the national event happening all across nation at the exact same time.

In their first year the duo helped raise more than $2,500 and has facilitated placing more than 200 wreathes at Woodland Cemetery.

But this is only beginning.

A strong response and the fact that people should have a better understanding of what they hope to accomplish Southers and Dalton have already started thinking about 2013. An account at Citizens Deposit Bank will remain open for anyone who would like to donate.

Even if you cannot attend the wreath placing ceremony, we hope everyone works it into their holiday schedule to take a drive through the veterans’ section of Woodland between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15 to see firsthand how special this is.

We cannot forget our veterans and recognizing their sacrifices during the holidays is a fitting tribute.

  1. Poor Richard

    Veterans do deserve our respect and our admiration. Lawrence County should be proud of all our veterans and remember that we have had a number of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. I have noticed too that the County remembers veterans during the holidays and especially the Memorial Day parade. A very important cause!

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