Monday, December 14, 2015

Wreaths Over America

On Saturday, December 12th, Denice and I joined my Mommy, sister Barb and brother-in-law Bob met at The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King for the Wreaths Across America event.

The staff of King has 5,500 wreaths to lay in one hour.  We had enough volunteers to get it done in fifteen minutes.

Our family made sure that we got a wreath on graves of my Mommy's parents, Ray and Louise Dionne.  Ray served in WWI and participated as a civilian in WWII.

My father, Warren Niebuhr, served in WWII in the Pacific and is buried at King.  We had a few minutes at his grave site in remembrance of his life.

After the wreath laying I had time to visit with the other volunteers and participants before the memorial service that started at 11:00 a.m. CST to match all the other ceremonies in all the other cemeteries nationally.