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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Wreaths Across America ceremony to be held in Steptoe

Ceremony will honor 122 veterans interred at the cemetery


December 14, 2023

Teresa Simpson | The Gazette

The flag is raised during the 2022 Wreaths Across America ceremony.

STEPTOE –– There will be a Wreaths Across America (WAA) wreath-laying ceremony at noon this Saturday, Dec. 16, in observance of National Wreaths Across America Day at Bethel Cemetery on Scholz Road in Steptoe.

Organizer Cherry Alice Van Tine said this year's event honors 122 veterans, two more than last year's event.

The event will have a special ceremony to recognize each Armed Forces branch, and Emergency Responders will be recognized.

Van Tine said that volunteer veterans present honorees, and this year, the Steptoe School sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will come to help set up f...

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