Wreaths to decorate 800 veterans graves locally

Wreaths across America will be holding its annual event to recognize area veterans by placing wreaths on their graves for the holiday season.

Organizer Ron Shadley explains that the event will start at about noon on Dec. 10th at the Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans where three wreaths will be placed. It will then move to Garland Brook Cemetery at about 12:30 p.m. The group will work first on the old veterans section and then the new.

Shadley said the group plans to place 800 wreaths that day, up 50 from last year. They will also be giving wreaths to those with veterans to honor at other area cemeteries. He said it is not just for Garland Brook Cemetery.

To request a wreath or to volunteer to help, you can contact Shadley at Myers Funeral Service, 812-376-3341.