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Wreaths Across America


December 5, 2019

An American flag stands at Bethel Cemetery with the Steptoe Butte in the distance during the 2018 Wreaths Across America event.

Wreaths Across America will hold its national event noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe. Memorial wreaths will be placed for veterans buried at Bethel Cemetery.

The mission of Wreaths Across Americais to remember fallen US veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

More than 1,640 cemeteries will be participating in Wreaths Across America on Dec. 14.

Bethel Cemetery has veterans buried from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and other wars. Many of those who are buried have no family to remember them.

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