JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- More than 1,000 volunteers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord units and local community groups are expected to gather at the Camp Lewis Cemetery to place about 1,000 wreaths alongside headstones for the national Wreaths Across America event Saturday at 9 a.m.
For the fourth year in a row, Wreaths Across America, in partnership with the Mary Ball Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Tacoma, has selected the Camp Lewis Cemetery on Lewis Main to receive wreaths during the Wreaths Across America Day recognition ceremony.
Prior to the official ceremony at the cemetery, wreaths will also be placed at the monuments around the base representing the major campaigns units of the base supported.
The annual event was first held in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to remember the fallen, and honor those who served. Since then, it has expanded to more than 1,000 locations across the country.
For more information about the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday, visit https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/20762.