Photo by Lin McGee.
Photo by Lin McGee.
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WINSTED — Residents gathered at Forest View Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 19 to take part in the annual Wreaths Across America event.
The event, organized by the Brooks-Green Woods Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, coincided with the national Wreaths Across America event.
During the ceremony, veterans representing all five branches of the military laid wreaths at markers honoring those who served.
Wreaths were also laid to honor those who served in the Merchant Marines, veterans who were prisoners of war and those missing in action.
The Winsted event was one of over 1,600 wreath-laying ceremonies nationwide, according to the event’s national website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Wreaths Across America started in 1992 in Harrington, Maine, as a way to honor all branches of the military.
The ceremony in Winsted started at noon and directly coincided with the wreath-laying ceremony held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia.
Members of Cub Scouts Pack 1027 helped to place wreaths on the graves of soldiers throughout the cemetery.

Wreaths Across America Winsted 2020 - photos by Lin McGee
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