York County community honors fallen heroes during ‘Wreaths Across America’ ceremony

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YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Veterans, active soldiers, and their families joined together on Saturday to lay wreaths on the graves of the fallen during a ceremony at the Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York Township. It’s part of the Wreaths Across America Day.

Seven ceremonial wreaths now lay at the memorial in honor of the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes.

“All over the country there are ceremonies– locally at Indiantown Gap, ¬†and Arlington National Cemetery , and every state in the union, [are] doing the same thing on the second Saturday in December to honor these veterans,” Lieutenant Colonel Joe Innerst said.

Each wreath placed in the Memorial Gardens has been sponsored by someone in the community.

The Wreaths Across America Organization has a goal of placing 750 thousand of the arrangements on veteran graves this year.