Vernon. Gottheimer honors veterans, fallen soldiers, all who have served with Wreaths Across America

| 20 Dec 2020 | 03:50

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) delivered remarks Saturday, Dec. 19 at the National Remembrance Ceremony for Wreaths Across America at Glenwood Cemetery.

Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, service members are remembered and honored by wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 locations in all 50 states. The original event began in 1992 with a small group adorning wreaths on graves at Arlington.

Today marks the seventh annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony held at Vernon Township’s Glenwood Cemetery, which is home to more than 200 veteran graves.

“We are here today to honor our veterans and commemorate those we’ve lost, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We’re here to teach the next generation the meaning of service and sacrifice to our country,” Gottheimer said. “That is why Wreaths Across America is so important. It ensures that we, as a nation, will never forget. We will never forget the sacrifices that veterans have made for us, especially the 34,000 veterans right here in New Jersey’s Fifth District. It is our duty as Americans to preserve these stories, to do everything we can to fight for our veterans, to ensure they have the care they need, the benefits they were promised, and the support we all owe them.”