Lance Cpl. Holly Rowan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, salutes after laying a ceremonial wreath at the Wreaths Across America event at Sequim View Cemetery in 2020. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Lance Cpl. Holly Rowan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, salutes after laying a ceremonial wreath at the Wreaths Across America event at Sequim View Cemetery in 2020. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday

Help needed to honor veterans

PORT ANGELES — National Wreaths Across America Day — set for Saturday — will see more than 2,300 remembrance wreaths placed on grave markers at two North Olympic Peninsula cemeteries this year.

A public ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Mount Angeles Memorial Park, 45 Monroe Road. The event includes a flag line, U.S. Navy jet fly-over, riderless horse salute and guest speaker Cmdr. Robert Al Ralston.

A second ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at Forks Cemetery, 1101 Calawah Way, presented by American Legion Post 106.

Volunteers are needed to help place wreaths at six local cemeteries on Saturday.

They are:

• Blue Mountain Cemetery, 1986 Blue Mountain Road, at 9 a.m.

• Dungeness Cemetery, 2153 Lotzgesell Road, at 11 a.m.

• Mount Angeles Memorial park at 11:30 a.m.

• Gardiner Community Cemetery, 137 Gardiner Cemetery Road, at 1 p.m.

• Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1 p.m., and Forks Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan 14, wreaths can be recycled at Lazy J Tree Farm, 225 Gehrke Road, Port Angeles , from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a potluck lunch.

Families are welcome at all events and encouraged to participate, said organizers with the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

For more information, email mtcwreaths@gmail.com.

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