The Bellefontaine Cemetery will join the more than 3,100 participating locations across the country Saturday, Dec. 17, for the patriotic commemoration on Wreaths Across America Day.
A public ceremony is planned for noon Saturday at the Bellefontaine Cemetery to honor veterans laid to rest there. The ceremony takes place by the cannon at the cemetery, also the site of the Bellefontaine Memorial Day ceremony.
Through local fundraising efforts to sponsor wreaths, a total of 468 individual wreaths will be placed at veteran headstones at the cemetery, along with nine ceremonial wreaths honoring the different branches of the armed forces. The wreaths will remain at the cemetery for one month.