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First-ever Wreaths Across America Day a success
Wreaths Across America
Members of the Lugoff-Elgin High School JROTC Color Guard present colors during the first-ever Wreaths Across America Day event at Quaker Cemetery in Camden on Saturday. The event included the placement of wreaths on 495 veterans’ graves in the cemetery. Quaker was one of more than 2,500 sites across the country that participated in the new observance.
Quaker Cemetery has almost 800 veterans from the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom. There are three Medal of Honor awardees. There are generals and privates and every rank in between. There’s even a Frenchman who fought in the French and Indian War and stayed in the colonies. On Saturday, 495 of those veterans’ gravesites had a wreath placed on it.