Local Organization Needs Help Cleaning Fayetteville Cemetery

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You’ve probably taken down your Christmas decorations by now, but a local organization needs a little help in that area.

Back in December, volunteers laid more than 8.000 wreaths on veteran graves at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

The Veteran Administration allows the wreaths to be up for only a month, so now nonprofit Wreaths Across America is looking for volunteers to help with the clean up.

The laying of the wreaths is a tradition that has gone on for more than 20 years.

“One of the goals for Wreaths Across America every year is to honor, remember and teach,” said Sean Ramos with the organization. “We remember those who have fallen and we honor those who are currently serving in the military. And we want to teach our children what the true price of our freedom is.”

The Wreath Cleanup Day will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26. Bring gloves, dress warm and wear sturdy shoes. Trucks and trailers are needed, so feel free to bring if possible. 

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