Wreath ceremony honors Waco area veterans


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By wacotrib.com

Cadets and senior members of the Waco Composite Squadron held a ceremony Dec. 12 to memorialize veterans buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

The ceremony was part of a nationwide program conducted at hundreds of cemeteries to honor the nation’s veterans.

Cadets and senior members raised funds to place wreaths on the graves of 180 out of the estimated 2,000 veterans buried at Oakwood Cemetery. Contributions were made by VFW Post 6008 of Hewitt; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 1012; Mr. and Mrs. Hal Jones; and the employees of Summit Dental Lab, Target and the Wal-Mart on Hewitt Drive.

The management of the Waco-area Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurants, Army and Navy Surplus of Waco, both locations of Poppa Rollo’s Pizza and George’s, Summer Palace Restaurant in Hewitt and Rite Space Storage of Hewitt allowed collection jars on their premises for donations. Donations by customers of those businesses helped fund approximately half of the wreaths.

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