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Community honors veterans at wreath laying

Meridian Star - 12/21/2023

Dec. 20—Military families and members of the community gathered at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton on Dec. 16 to honor those buried there during the holidays.

The event, which was organized by Mississippi Veterans Affairs and the Friends of Mississippi veterans at both the Newton and Kilmichael veterans cemeteries, was part of the annual Wreaths Across America initiative. Nationwide, more than 2.7 million wreaths were laid at veterans' headstones in 2022.

The mission of Wreaths Across America is to "Remember the fallen," "Honor those who serve," and "Teach the next generation the value of freedom." For more information, visit

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