The Adamsville American Legion Post 97 and Selmer American Legion Post 162 on Saturday worked together in honoring veterans who died in service to the country.
Members from both posts gathered with Shiloh National Military Park employees to place wreaths on the graves of approximately 700 buried in the cemetery there. The annual ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. central time, noon at Arlington Cemetery where the tribute originated.
Wreaths Across America honors veterans all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
“Our veterans are devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers,” the Wreaths Across America website states. “They come from all backgrounds in life to place those lives on the line for our freedoms.”
The organization says the holidays are an important time to recognize veterans.
“There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season,” it states “We hope you will join us at any of our more than 2,100 participating locations to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget.”