(WKBN) — Several communities are taking time to remember veterans this holiday season.
The Jackson Township Citizens Association and the Jackson-Milton 4-H Livestock students helped lay wreaths at the township cemetery on SR-45.
They laid 350 wreaths to honor veterans.
In Berlin Center, Wreaths for Veterans laid wreaths at the graves of 250 veterans at Ellsworth and West cemeteries.
“It’s just a way that we give back to the community, and to those who’ve given their all to protect our freedoms. It’s just a way for us to say ‘Thank you’, especially during the holiday season,” said co-chair and VP Sam Barnhouse.
Wreaths for Veterans will also hold two more ceremonies over the next week. They plan to honor 1,700 veterans at a service Sunday at 3 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery in Salem.
They also will hold a ceremony next Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. They will also recognize the North Benton and Bunker Hill cemeteries for that service.
TJ Renninger contributed to this report.