(GDN) — Honor and remember our fallen veterans during the holiday season.
The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition will lay remembrance wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes at two local cemeteries this year.
Tawnya Tucker is the Wreaths Across America coordinator for the Eastern Carolina State Veterans and Evergreen Memorial cemeteries.
She appeared on Jeff Farrow’s Morning Show on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3, and says they’ve only had about 300-400 wreaths sponsored so far this year.
Over 1700 veterans are interred between the two cemeteries, and organizers want to lay wreaths on as many of those graves as possible.
The wreaths will be placed in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 12 PM on December 18th and in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery at 3 PM on December 18th.
Tucker says the wreaths are especially meaningful for the families of the veterans.
Wreaths can be sponsored for $15 apiece at Wreathsacrossamerica.org/nc0149.
This Tuesday, November 30, is the deadline for purchasing the wreaths.