Wreaths Across America recognize area’s deceased veterans

Air Force JROTC members from Temecula Valley High School present the colors during a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Temecula Public Cemetery, Dec. 13, honoring veterans by laying wreaths on their gravesites. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

Volunteers from Wreaths Across America descended upon Temecula Public Cemetery laying remembrance wreathes on the graves of veterans Friday, Dec. 13.

The group laid 278 wreaths on the graves of veterans who fought in wars that took place in the last 150 years.

“Wreaths Across America is a national event and it happens at all national cemeteries, generally on a weekend but always falling in the same time frame,” Temecula Public Cemetery general manager Cindi Beaudet explained. “The public and private cemeteries have just stated picking up on it.”

2019 marks the second year that Temecula Public Cemetery, at 41911 C Street, participated in the event.

For more information on Wreaths Across America, or to purchase a wreath for $15, visit https://wreathsacrossamerica.org.

For more information about Temecula Public Cemetery, visit www.temeculacemetery.org.

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.