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Monday, February 26, 2024
Feb. 26, 2024

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Wreaths Across America ceremony held at Camas Cemetery

The Columbian

CAMAS — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278 held the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 17 at the Camas Cemetery. For the past seven years, VFW members have held this ceremony to honor veterans. Each year they received more sponsored wreaths. This year, they hit their goal and received 854 wreaths, one for each veteran buried in the cemetery.

Several veterans and community members participated in this year’s ceremony: Maddox Cochran of Camas High School, bugler; Debra Proctor (Navy) VFW Color Guard; Chris Shelley (Army) Troop 424 scout leader; Dave Stuebe (USMC) VFW and mayor of Washougal; Michael Pfenning (Navy) VFW; Wayne Pattison (USAF) VFW; Steve Hogan, mayor of Camas; Steve Stetson (USAF) VFW; Hal Witters (USAF) VFW Auxiliary; Bob Cone (Navy) VFW; Tina Ford, VFW Auxiliary; Logan Gillespie, bagpiper; and Tom Brandt (Navy) VFW Color Guard. This ceremony and Wreaths Across America’s mission is to remember, honor and teach about the service and sacrifices of our veterans.