ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioner Patty Sheehan took part in a ceremony recognizing veterans from all branches of the military Saturday.
Wreaths Across America Day began at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992.
Following an opening ceremony, Mayor Dyer, Sheehan, and a group of volunteers placed donated wreaths on veterans’ graves at Greenwood cemetery.
Greenwood Cemetery was one of more than 3,000 locations nationally recognizing Wreaths Across America Day.
Nation-wide, nearly 2.5 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths were placed by nearly 40,000 volunteers.
This was the 30th year that holiday wreaths have been placed on veterans’ graves as a sign of gratitude since Maine wreath maker Morrill Worcester started the tradition in 1992.