Sunday, January 29, 2023

Gathered at Ukiah’s Cemetary, Locals Honor Veterans by Placing 1,200 Wreaths on their Graves

Holiday wreaths placed on the graves of veterans in the Russian River Cemetary [All photographs by Peter Armstrong]

This weekend, local 4H clubs, veterans, and community members gathered at the Russian River Cemetary along Ukiah’s Low Gap Road to participate in the annual Wreaths Across America. By the end of the gathering, 1,200 wreaths were placed on the graves of local veterans to honor their service and sacrifice.

Redwood Valley/Calpella’s 4H club joined forces with Ukiah’s Shamrock 4-H club to host the event which began at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Despite the morning cold, dozens of volunteers turned out to participate in the ceremony.

In the midst of winter, “during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season,” the Wreaths Across America organization says there is no better time to honor the men and women who served in America’s armed forces.


Members of the Redwood/Calpella and Ukiah Shamrock 4H Clubs hosted the event and posted in front of Old Glory sporting their 4H gear

A local veteran participated in Saturday morning’s ceremony



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