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Wreaths Across America to be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery

The Sixth Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at The Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at noon Saturday, December 13. The public is invited.

This ceremony is to honor and remember the veterans who served us so well. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony and help place over 3,000 wreaths on grave sites.

Over 300 people will be participating in the program, including over a dozen high school JrROTC units, Civil Air Patrol and Sea Scout units, Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as Veteran and civic organizations from across the Midlands. All five branches of the military as well as the Merchant Marines and POW/MIAs will be represented by active and retired/prior service veterans. Major Gen. Bradley Becker will give the opening address. Over 3,000 people were in attendance last year, and over 5,000 are expected this year.

The cemetery is located at 4170 Percival Road. There will be no parking in the cemetery. Parking will be at the Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot on Percival Road across from the cemetery. Shuttle buses will be provided to bring people to and from the cemetery between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. prior to the service and resume immediately after the service is over.

For more information, please contact Carol Davis, State Representative and Fort Jackson National Cemetery Event Leader at, call 739-2774, or visit

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