Laying wreaths to honor veterans

A wreath that was placed at a gravesite

On this snowy Saturday, while plenty of people were digging out, others took time to honor the service of veterans.

Sylvania Boy Scout Troop 2, members of the community, and Veterans gathered at Toledo Memorial Park, at noon, for the Wreaths Across America ceremony. Volunteers and veterans placed wreaths on veteran gravesites.

With wreaths being placed at about 800 cemeteries around the world, over 1,400 wreaths were set at Toledo Memorial Park.

Mel Harvaugh, the location coordinator for Wreaths Across America, mentioned how important it is to remember fallen veterans. â??To see people come out and help, that is the main thing,â?? Harvaugh said. â??To see all of these wreaths on these graves is a great. I do not even know how to say anything about it.â??

Harvaugh mentioned that it is important that everyone, especially young people remember the sacrifices made by veterans, saying, â??we need to honor these people. We need to teach our younger generation about what these people did for us and how it helped our country.â??

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that coordinates volunteer efforts to place wreaths on the graves of service men and women across the nation.