by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home
A patriotic wreath-laying commemoration will take place in Lucedale this December at Magnolia Cemetery in remembrance of veterans resting in peace. Locals are invited to sponsor a wreath and to attend the ceremony.
This national observance is called Wreaths Across America and will be Sat., Dec. 17. The Lucedale ceremony starts at 12 noon and is sponsored by the Declaration of Independence Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
This patriotic service recognizes deceased veterans from the Revolutionary War to present-day conflicts. The event happens on the same day all across the United States of America. More than 3,000 cemeteries participate. Volunteers place the greenery, pause with hand over heart or a salute and then speak the person’s name. It has been said, “A…
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