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DAR honors veterans, locations wreaths on graves

KINGWOOD — For the third yr, members of the Cheat River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) positioned wreaths on the graves of veterans on Nationwide Wreaths Throughout America Day.

DAR member Karen Kurilko stated the primary yr wreaths have been positioned in Maplewood Cemetery, the second yr within the Aurora Cemetery, and this yr, she stated 336 have been positioned in Maplewood and 226 within the Aurora Cemetery.

Kurilko stated the ceremony was held and the wreaths laid with the assistance of the Kingwood Rotary Membership and the Metropolis of Kingwood.

Previous to the laying of the wreaths, Commissioner Don Smith spoke about all veterans.

“There are numerous women and men serving at this time in all branches of the navy, right here at dwelling and in locations distant, that the majority of us have by no means heard of. These women and men are a part of the very best educated, greatest outfitted, power on this planet. We honor them and their households for the sacrifices they make every day to maintain our nation protected from terrorism, hatred and injustice.

“Quoting our fortieth president, Ronald Reagan, ‘Freedom isn’t multiple technology away from extinction. We didn’t move it to our youngsters within the bloodstream. It have to be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the identical, or sooner or later we’ll spend our sundown years telling our youngsters and our youngsters’s youngsters what it was as soon as like in america the place males have been free.’

“Immediately, we present a united entrance of gratitude and respect throughout america of America as we keep in mind the fallen, honor those that serve and their households, and educate the subsequent technology the worth of freedom.”

The Preston County Honor guard completed the ceremony with a 21-volley salute, and the enjoying of faucets.

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