Christmas Wreaths for Whitewater Cemetery Veterans

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Veterans graves at the historic Whitewater Cemetery will once again be decorated with beautiful live Christmas wreaths this holiday.

The wreaths are provided by the VFW Post 4663, and will go towards honoring the final resting place of all 13 veterans buried at Whitewater. Including four Civil War Veterans, two Confederate and two Union Soldiers who settled in the Grand Valley.

Cemetery volunteers say it’s important to continue to honor the legacy and memory of these brave soldiers.

“The reason this cemetery is important, and the reason we’re putting wreaths out is because these people lived, died, and paid the price to keep this country what it is. It’s pretty simple, it’s just a way to honor them,” said Whitewater Cemetery volunteer Rich Phillips.

Members of the Whitewater Cemetery Association will begin placing the wreaths on the veteran graves Saturday, December 15th at 11 a.m. The group welcomes anyone in the community that wants to be a part of the tradition to come on out and lend a helping hand.

For more details on the event or to volunteer contact Sue Chapman at (970) 243-1808.

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