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Students honor veterans by placing wreaths on graves at Highland Cemetery

Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 20:13:08-05

HIGHLAND, Utah — Students from America Heritage School participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Highland Cemetery to honor veterans.

December 19 is National Wreaths Across America Day. Wreath-laying ceremonies took place at more than 2,100 cemeteries throughout the nation, including at Arlington National Cemetery.

In Utah more than 150 wreaths were placed to honor the memory and sacrifices of Utah's military service members. The school raised the funds to purchase the materials for the ceremony.

When each wreath was placed, the veteran's name was said aloud and the veteran was thanked for his or her service.

The mayor of Highland City, Rod Mann, as well as Chief Brian Gwilliam with the Lone Peak Police Department gave remarks at the ceremony.