For the first time Dublin will join more than 900 U.S. locations on Saturday, December 14th as nearly one million wreaths will be placed at veterans’ graves as part of the annual national Wreaths Across America program. This program started in 1992 as a way to remember and honor veterans prior to the holidays on the second Saturday of December.
Dublin resident and Korean War Air Force veteran O.H. (Oz) Koeplin is leading this local effort of placing 286 wreaths at the Dublin cemetery, seven wreaths at the Indian Run cemetery and four at the Davis cemetery. This is the first time Wreaths Across America will be in Dublin. Area boy scouts will participate in the placing of the wreaths. The program will start at noon at the Dublin KIA Cemetery. The brief program will include color guard and gun salutes to each branch of the service.
The mission for this program is: To Remember, Honor, & Teach about the service and sacrifices of our veterans, active military, and their families. See more at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org