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Wreaths Across America In Chillicothe

Wreaths placed on the military graves in Chillicothe's Greenlawn Cemetery on at the corner of Eastern and Douglass Avenues. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

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(UPDATED 6:30pm 12/13/22)

Volunteers helped unload 1,200 wreaths from a semi truck at the Chillicothe AMVETS Post Tuesday morning as part of the Daughters of the American Revolution effort to decorate military veterans graves each Christmas season.

Wreaths Across America Chillicothe Volunteers. Litter Media/Mike Smith

Connie Meyer of the D.A.R. says the wreaths will be transferred from the AMVETS to Greenlawn Cemetery, beginning at 10:30am on December 17th, followed at noon by a short service. The wreaths will then be laid at the graves of Veterans following the ceremony, starting at Veterans Circle then Veterans Square, as well as any additional locations needing decorated.

“It’s a way we can honor, recognize, and thank our veterans that served and were willing to serve. And, we also teach our children the importance of these men and women who were willing to fight for their freedom”, said Meyer.

The ceremony is open to the public. 

Boxes with wreaths to decorate the graves of local military veterans. Litter Media/Mike Smith