American Legion Riders Chapter 19 Takes Part In Wreaths Across America

A group of patriotic citizens joined the Los Alamos Legion Riders in honoring all veterans buried at Guaje Pines Cemetery by placing wreaths on each grave as part of the Wreaths Across America national event last year. Photo by Leland Lehman/


The American Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again honored to carry out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The Riders have surpassed their goal, and for the second consecutive year are pleased to announce that a wreath will be placed on every known Veterans’ grave at Guaje Pines Cemetery. The Remembrance Ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Guaje Pines Cemetery, followed by placing of the wreaths on the Veterans’ graves.

This Remembrance Ceremony will be concurrent with the Nationwide Remembrance Ceremony. The wreath-laying ceremonies are non-political, and all groups are encouraged to attend and participate in laying the wreaths. Wreaths Across America™ is a national program designed to honor fallen Veterans of all wars at national, state, and local cemeteries.

The mission of Wreaths Across America™, “Remember, Honor, Teach,” is carried out, in part, by coordinating wreath laying in all state ceremonies, and the 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. The annual Wreaths Across America™ is an offshoot of Arlington National Cemetery’s annual laying of holiday wreaths.

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