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Wreath laying ceremony happening at Bakersfield National Cemetery Saturday morning

Posted: 10:35 PM, Dec 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-16 06:35:28Z

The Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club is set to honor local veterans this holiday with a special wreath laying on Saturday. 

The event is set to take place from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on east Bear Mountain Boulevard in Arvin.

The event is part of Wreaths Across America and will recognize veterans of all branches of the military, the merchant marines and prisoners of war and those still missing in action. 

The cemetery is located at 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd. Arvin, CA 93203.

The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA's national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006. 

Since 1992, they have donated wreaths for grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteer organizations across the country are coordinating wreath ceremonies as a part of Wreaths Across America.

For more information on this event, visit the website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.