Members of the Knox VFW and the American Legion laid wreaths at the War Memorial at the Starke County Courthouse. Organizer, Terry Turner, says this is a part of the national Wreaths Across America program.
“The VFW and the American Legion, along with Hensler Nursery who donated the wreaths, placed those wreaths in front of the Memorial for the Korean, World War II, Vietnam, Iraqi and Afghanistan wars,” said organizer, Terry Turner. “The wreaths signify those who died in service for our country. The VFW and the American Legion feel that this is a significant thing that we need to do. We do it on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, but a lot of people think of their family members at Christmastime. This honors those people.”
Wreaths Across America, a non profit 501 C 3 organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5,000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.