Camas, WA – The Camas Cemetery has a festive look thanks to the addition of hundreds of wreaths.
The local VFW Post 4278 (Veterans of Foreign Wars), along with Camas residents, made their way to the cemetery this past Saturday, Dec. 18, to participate in Wreaths Across America Day.
Camas City Council member and VFW member, Shannon Roberts, along with Council member and Active-Duty Army Veteran, Tim Hein, participated in this weekend’s events. Camas Mayor Steve Hogan also attended and provided remarks to the crowd honoring the fallen and those who are currently on active duty.
“It’s important to remember the sacrifices of those who have gone before us to keep the United States and its citizens free,” said Camas Council Member Shannon Roberts, who is also a U.S. Navy Veteran. “It’s also important that residents visit and bring their children to participate, and to understand honor and respect and what that entails.”
Volunteers placed 726 wreaths on the graves of veterans at the Camas Cemetery as part of Wreaths Across America. The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution Dec. 10, designating Dec. 18, 2021, as “Wreaths Across America Day.” More than 2,500 cemeteries around the country participated in this year’s event.