BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- A special ceremonial wreath-laying will happen at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 12
- Over 650 wreaths will be laid in Floral Haven’s Field of Honor
- Guest speakers will also be present
In keeping with a 20-year-old national ceremony, a Broken Arrow cemetery will honor veterans on Saturday.
At 10:45 a.m., more than 650 wreaths will be laid at the Floral Haven Field of Honor.
Seven different wreaths honor Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, merchant Marine and POW/MIA veterans.
The ceremony continues a 20-year-old service, started when the Worcester Wreath Company in Maine began donating and placing wreaths on the headstones at Arlington National Ceremony.
The public is welcome to help lay the wreaths at Floral Haven Cemetery.
More than 1,000 other locations across the United States will host these ceremonies. Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states this year, from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.
At the Broken Arrow event; Sons of the American Revolution; Daughters of the American Revolution; James Coley WWII Merchant Marine and United States Congressman Jim Bridenstine will speak.
In 2014, over 716,000 wreaths were placed nationwide by more than 160,000 volunteers as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.