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Wreaths Across America to honor veterans in Leavenworth

A young boy gently places a holiday wreath on the grave of a fallen veteran in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Community members gathered at the cemetery Saturday for a Wreaths Across America ceremony, a national event honoring deceased soldiers.

A young boy gently places a holiday wreath on the grave of a fallen veteran in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Community members gathered at the cemetery Saturday for a Wreaths Across America ceremony, a national event honoring deceased soldiers.

December 5, 2011

The public is invited to a Wreaths Across America ceremony this weekend at Leavenworth National Cemetery, where more than 800 wreaths will be placed on the headstones of service members.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery, at 173 Muncie Road in Leavenworth, south of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The Civil Air Patrol New Century Composite Squadron will play host to the event for the sixth year. The ceremony will take place simultaneously with other Wreaths Across America events around the country, including at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

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