Washington County Career and Technical Education Center | Participates in Wreaths Across America

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Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans,Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of Freedom. From the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts, our veterans are devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. Wreaths Across America has the goal to place a wreath on every hero’s grave each year. And we do this to help ensure that our fallen service members are not forgotten.

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, 24 students and teachers from the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center, volunteered to be a part of this special day at Mountain Home National Cemetary, in Johnson City, Tennessee. It was a humbling and moving experience as we placed wreaths on service member’s graves, and saluted them as we said their names out loud so that their names would live on. A special thank you to Sgt. Matthew Riley with the Virginia National Guard as he taught us the proper way to honor each veteran as they lay the wreaths.

Contact Person: 
Laura Smith