O’Fallon takes part in Wreaths Across America

Event honoring fallen heroes at the holidays organized locally by the Rotary Club of O’Fallon

Owen Hubbard and Luke Bautz, both of Cub Scout Pack 94, place wreaths at the headstones of fallen local veterans. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

At 11 a.m. CST, all across the country, wreaths were placed on the headstones of fallen veterans as part of a national program to honor heroes at the holidays called Wreaths Across America.

This year, O’Fallon joined in as one of the more than 1,200 cities in all 50 states that took part in the ceremony. The local event was organized by the Rotary Club of O’Fallon, spearheaded by USAF Col. Ret. John “Woody” Almind. This is the twelfth year that Wreaths Across America has existed.

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