Wreaths Across America in West Lafayette

Hundreds of people took part in a nationwide event right here in West Lafayette.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2017 6:02 PM
Updated: Dec. 18, 2017 10:01 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Wreaths Across America is a nationwide event that started at Arlington and has since spread to nearly every military cemetery across the country.

Volunteers put wreaths on every headstone in the Veteran's Home Cemetery in West Lafayette. They will remain there through the holiday season.

President of Lafayette Gold Star Mothers, Pam Mow said this is the fifth year Greater Lafayette has participated in the event.

"There are just a little over 2,800 grave sites here so we had enough to cover the whole cemetery," said Mow.

Diane Carlson volunteered at the event for the second time.

"My husband is a veteran and I feel very drawn to things that serve veterans," said Carlson.

With nearly 400 people, the event saw the largest number of volunteers in history this year. More than 1,200 cemeteries participate nationwide. 

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