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Wreaths for Veterans group expands effort

Green wreaths with red bows are placed at over 3000 veteran's graves in Huntsville Green wreaths with red bows are placed at over 3000 veteran's graves in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Wreaths for Veterans group placed wreaths on thousands of veteran's graves in Huntsville again in 2013.

The group's vice president said Wednesday, the idea for the project started with an email containing a picture she received in 2007.

Jennifer Hames said, "It was a picture of veteran's graves at Arlington Cemetery in the snow, with green wreaths and a red bow. So in turn, I sent it to my co-vice president at the time of the Garden Club at Redstone Arsenal. I said ‘wouldn't it be cool if we could do this hear' and her response was ‘why can't we'?"

In 2007 the ladies placed 500 wreaths on veteran's graves. This year that number has grown to over 3,000.

Group members said it's all about honoring veterans. Whether they were killed in combat or due to old age, the point is remembering those who signed on the dotted line to fight for our freedom.

The wreaths will stay on the graves through the new year.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

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