On Saturday, Dec. 17, at 12 p.m., the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of Cheshire Town Hall. This national event is sponsored locally by the Cheshire Veterans Council, which consists of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Army Air Force Roundtable of Connecticut, Disabled American Veterans, and other veterans groups in Cheshire.
The ceremony is being held in conjunction with the National Wreaths Across America event taking place simultaneously at Arlington National Cemetery, other national cemeteries and veterans cemeteries throughout the United States, and the Normandy Cemetery in France.
The purpose of this event is, first, to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of a Remembrance wreath at the Paradox monument for our country’s fallen heroes and, second, to remember our armed forces presently serving who are away from home at the holiday season.
The event will be brief — about 15 minutes — and will be held rain or shine. Please come to the Plaza to show your support.