The annual “Wreaths Across America Day,” an effort to place Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans across the country, will be marked with a ceremony at noon Saturday at the National Cemetery in Western New York. in Pembroke.
Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia will be the keynote speaker for the event. Other speakers include Rep. Chris Jacobs, a Republican from Orchard Park, and Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, a Republican from Batavia.
The Western New York National Cemetery is located at 1254 Indian Falls Road in Pembroke.
Family members and others will lay wreaths at the graves of veterans and spouses. The event is open to the public. Organizers suggest guests arrive by 11:30 a.m.
As parking and spaces are limited, organizers also recommend that guests carpool from the Pembroke High School corner of Route 5 and Route 77 to the cemetery. Seating is limited, so customers are kindly requested to bring their own chairs.
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Information about sponsoring wreaths for deceased veterans and their spouses is available at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.