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Wreath ceremony returns to national cemetery

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FAIRFIELD — Veterans’ gravesites will be decorated for the season during the annual wreath-laying event Saturday at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

The event includes an hour-long program that begins at 9 a.m., followed by distribution of wreaths to honor each fallen veteran buried at the cemetery.

Those who wish to take part are encouraged to arrive early for parking. The event will take place rain or shine. Wreaths will be supplied and all ages welcome.

The Wreath Project has been adorning veterans’ graves with wreaths since 2006, when organizers bought and placed 300 wreaths. The Wreath Project has since been able to get enough wreaths to make the Solano County site one of the few veterans cemeteries to be able to put a wreath on every grave.

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is located at 5810 Midway Road in Dixon. To donate or for more information, send an email to wreathproject@yahoo.com.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or gfaison@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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