Photo Gallery: Wreaths placed at Parsons Cemetery

Two significant ceremonies involving Christmas wreaths and fallen veterans were held last week in Salisbury.

Perdue Farms participated in Wreaths Across America, the annual wreath-laying ceremony at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide. Started in 1992, the program’s mission is to remember, honor and teach.

Every December, wreaths are picked up in Maine, transported and laid on graves throughout the country, with Perdue drivers taking them to sites on the East Coast.

For the first time this year, Parsons Cemetery participated in Wreaths Across America. On Saturday, the public was invited to place wreaths on graves at the North Division Street cemetery. Volunteers placed live wreaths on the headstones or memorials of veterans, honoring each by saying his or her name.

Those who support Parsons Cemetery, established in 1873, set the goal of raising money for 500 remembrance wreaths. That goal has been reached

Since 2007, Perdue drivers have delivered more than 150,000 wreaths. A well-attended ceremony was held last Thursday featuring Perdue drivers at the Wicomico War Veterans Memorial, in front of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. 

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