Fallen soldiers honored at Van Buren cemeteries


VAN BUREN, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – For the second year in a row, a veterans post in Van Buren honors fallen soldiers by laying wreaths on their graves.

The Robert Jack Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1322 laid wreaths at Gill and Gracelawn cemeteries.

The public was invited to help lay the wreaths, especially if they had a veteran family member.

“We have always supported our National Cemetery in helping put wreaths out at those graves. Many of us have friends buried there and we just kind of got to thinking that, you know, it’d be nice to something like that here,” said Matthew Hicks, Commander, Robert Jack VFW Post 1322.

Between 700 and 1,000 wreaths were laid at both cemeteries.

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