Military Honor

On Saturday at Lake View Cemetery a Wreaths Across America ceremony was conducted to honor our military veterans and active service members.

The Jamestown Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, along with the Chautauqua County Color Guard Unit, performed the reverent ceremony. It was well attended by veterans and other people from the community who wanted to show their gratitude for what our military has done for our country and what it continues to do today. Fifty-four wreaths were laid including three for the Medal of Honor recipients that are buried at Lake View Cemetery. Seven special wreaths were laid at Soldier’s Circle in remembrance of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines with the last one being for the 93,129 POWs and MIAs who never returned.

Along with the National Anthem and Taps, there was a 21-gun salute and the Pledge of Allegiance. More than 900 locations across America participated this year, with almost a half a million wreaths being donated and laid on the graves of our fallen heroes.

To donate wreaths or participate in future ceremonies, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org or contact the Civil Air Patrol at jamestowncap.org

The Jamestown Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol would like to thank everyone who donated wreaths, attended the ceremony and Sam Genco and Lake View Cemetery for helping with the event.