Volunteers place wreaths in solemn ceremony

December 15, 2012 • Local News

Seven wreaths are placed, one for each of the six branches of the military and a seventh for prisoners of war during Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Chaves County Courthouse, Saturday morning. Mark Wilson Photo

Seven wreaths grace the memorial front of the Chaves County Courthouse. They’re not there as decoration, but as a small token of appreciation for those who made, and are still making, the ultimate sacrifice by serving our country.

Saturday morning was the official Wreaths Across America ceremony held by cities across the country. Michael Trujillo served as the event’s master of ceremonies and led the group gathered in a moment of silence before his opening remarks. During those remarks, he quoted former President Ronald Reagan. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from Login to read more

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