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10th annual Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony to be held Dec. 7

(Monroe Township, NJ) On Saturday, Dec. 7, residents are invited to gather at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery to help remember those men and women who defended our country's freedom during the annual Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "By placing these wreaths annually, we continue to show our thanks to those who gave their lives and show that we remember them and will continue to do so for years to come." 

The Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. sharp. 

Freeholder Dan Christy, liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs, said, "For some families, this is a way to include their relatives in their holiday festivities and keep them in their hearts, for others, it is a way to honor a veteran for their service and sacrifice." 

The Ceremony will include a moment of silence for those who served, followed by opening remarks and the announcing of those laying the wreaths. Immediately following the ceremony, volunteers will assist to lay a wreath on each of the individual 2,800 graves. 

The Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located at 240 N. Tuckahoe Road in Monroe Township. 

Wreaths of Remembrance Parking is at Williamstown High School.  Bus service will be provided to and from the cemetery.  Vehicles should not park on the roadway.