Bellefontaine Takes Part in National Wreaths Across America Day


Saturday, the City of Bellefontaine, participated in National Wreaths Across America Day as a large crowd gathered at Bellefontaine City Cemetery to lay wreaths on the graves of over 750 veterans, a 60% increase over last year.

Volunteers remembered our nation’s heroes as they said their names aloud, honoring over three million veterans this year.

Wreaths Across America would like to thank the communities, dedicated volunteers, and generous sponsors for coming together in unity and supporting those who have protected our freedom.

Each person has played a part in the year-long mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

For centuries, fresh evergreens have been used to symbolize honor and a living tribute renewed annually.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose spoke at the ceremony:

LaRose is running for the United States Senate in 2024.

He talked with us about why he would appreciate your vote:

In 2007, the Worcester family, who began the tradition of the annual Christmas wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, formed Wreaths Across America.

The non-profit organization continues the Arlington tradition to Remember, Honor, and Teach and is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies across more than 4,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

This is the fourth year that the Bellefontaine City Cemetery has held the Wreaths Across America Ceremony.

The organization is asking for assistance to ensure that in 2024 all veterans within the cemetery are honored.

For just $17 you can sponsor one wreath, two for $34, five for $85, and 10 for $170.

Please visit HERE for more information.