Veterans honored in 29th annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony

EAGLE POINT, Ore –Many are honoring fallen veterans this weekend, around the world.
It’s the 29th annual, Wreaths¬†Across America Ceremony.
 Across the country, at more than 2,000 locations people gathered safely to remember, honor, and teach.
Locally, the ceremony took place at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
The message was clear, remember the fallen, honor those who served, and teach the next generation to value freedom.
A limited group of veterans, gathered to lay wreaths on veterans grave sites.
“That’s what’s important, is that we do it, that we remember and that we place the wreaths there and remember our fallen and those that are serving,” says Major Mchatton.
Mchatton says, that around 800 wreaths were disbursed this week in Eagle Point.
He says the ultimate goal, is to lay a wreath on every single veterans grave.

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NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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