CAMAS — The Camas Cemetery has a holiday look thanks to the addition of hundreds of wreaths.
The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278, along with Camas residents, made their way to the cemetery on, Dec. 18, to participate in Wreaths Across America Day.
Camas City Council member and VFW member Shannon Roberts along with council member and Army veteran Tim Hein participated. Camas Mayor Steve Hogan spoke to the crowd honoring the fallen and those who are currently on active duty.
“It’s important to remember the sacrifices of those who have gone before us to keep the United States and its citizens free,” said Roberts, a Navy veteran. “It’s also important that residents visit and bring their children to participate, and to understand honor and respect and what that entails.”
Volunteers placed 726 wreaths on the graves of veterans at the cemetery. More than 2,500 cemeteries around the country participated in this year’s event.