Veterans ceremony set for Saturday in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

Veterans ceremony set for Saturday in Grass Valley

On Saturday, volunteers will place wreaths on hundreds of graves in Grass Valley to honor veterans as part of the Wreaths Across America ceremony taking place in communities around the country.

The event — hosted by the John Oldham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution — begins at 12 p.m. with a ceremony at Grass Valley's St. Patrick's cemetery. Following the ceremony, participants will place wreaths on the 273 graves where veterans are buried at St. Patrick's and on 749 graves at Greenwood cemetery.

According to the Wreaths Across America website, every participant who places a wreath on a veteran's grave is encouraged to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country.

"It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive," the site states.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a variety of speakers, including Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield and local Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Conter.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email mpera@theunion.com or call 530-477-4231.

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