The Wreaths Across America Program was established several years ago to pay tribute to our deceased fighting men and women, who are interred in one of the many National Cemeteries across the country. Cape Canaveral National Cemetery joined the program in 2016…a year after opening in 2015.
The event took place on Dec. 17, 2016, on a warm, beautiful day, attracting a huge crowd, which included U.S.Congressman, Bill Posey.
A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, an invocation, and, retiring of the colors. Next came the placing of the Ceremonial Wreaths, remarks from the dignitaries, Benediction, a 21 gun salute, and Taps.
This was followed by the actual placing of the wreaths against every headstone in the cemetery …very inspiring and emotional.
They tell me that there were over 200 bikers who rode in from all over Brevard County, to pay their respects to the over 1520 veterans buried here.
The ceremonial wreaths were brought in on a caisson drawn by 2 army mules, and the wreaths to be placed against the headstones, were delivered by Walmart Transport personnel.
Thanks to all who helped make this event a huge success. It was a day to be remembered!!