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On December 17th, Shiloh National Cemetery will participate in the national Wreaths Across America day. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the National Cemetery.
“The laying of wreaths on the graves of honored dead has been done since the time of Ancient Greece,” said Superintendent Allen Ethereidge. “The circular shape of the wreath represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end, and the greenery represents everlasting life. Laying a wreath is an act of remembrance for someone’s life and service, and we invite everyone to come and help place the wreaths.”
The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a short patriotic ceremony. Following the ceremony, everyone in attendance will be invited to come forward and assist with laying the wreaths on the graves.
More information can be obtained by contacting the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center at 731-689-5696, or online at www.nps.gov/shil.
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