Wreaths Across America memorial caravan stops in New Jersey

A caravan that is delivering memorial wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery from Maine made two stops in New Jersey on Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2022, 12:51 PM

Updated 583 days ago

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A caravan that is delivering memorial wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery from Maine made two stops in New Jersey on Wednesday.
One of those stops was at Thorne Middle School in Middletown. The school is named after Cpl. Horace Thorne, a World War II veteran killed in action.
News 12 spoke with Thorne’s last surviving sibling about the event.
“I'm just still so thankful. Thank God for the people, for the students and the people that are remembering our veterans - all veterans - not just my brother,” says Anita Keyser.
Wreaths Across America encourages schools to teach students about the honor and sacrifices veterans make.
“My message is to really continue learning, thinking and really appreciate those who have served because we don't see everything that goes on when they are serving,” says eighth grader Sydney Buchanan. “I think it's important to really honor them because they do a big part in our country, and I think it's important.“
Wreaths Across America will place 2.7 million wreaths at gravesites across the country. The ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery is this Saturday.


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