Public invited to lay wreaths at Camp Nelson National Cemetery

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Wreaths Across America at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The public is invited to help lay wreaths on headstones of our hometown heroes at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County on Saturday, December 14.

Wreaths Across America for Camp Nelson will present a family-friendly program and lay more than 10,500 live evergreen wreaths on graves.

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With more than 1,000 volunteers and attendees expected, this will be the largest Wreaths Across America event ever at Camp Nelson, more than doubling the number of wreaths laid last year.

People are encouraged to arrive by 11:00 a.m. in order to get from the parking area to the cemetery site.

Parking will be at Camp Nelson National Monument, about one mile from the cemetery.  The cemetery is located at 6980 Danville Road in Nicholasville, Kentucky.



Busses will provide transportation to and from the parking area.

Wreaths Across America was founded so that the courage and sacrifice of our military veterans would never be forgotten.

Saturday, December 14 is National Wreaths Across America Day across the country.  It’s a day for citizens to come together to remember our fallen, honor those who serve and teach younger generations the value of freedom.  More than 2,000 cemeteries now participate.

Those who attend can help lay remembrance wreaths on headstones of our hometown heroes and recognize their service to our great nation.  As each wreath is placed, the name of that military veteran will be spoken aloud, to remember each one and show support for their families.

All wreaths come from donations through the Wreaths Across America for Camp Nelson website.