(Le Mars) — On Saturday, American Legion Posts from across the country, including the Wasmer Post #241 of Le Mars will remember fallen veterans and the separate branches of the military with a program entitled: “Wreaths Across America.” The program, according to Past Post Commander and local organizer, Wayne Schipper has been in existence for more than 25 years. In Le Mars, the American Legion have participated in the national program for the last eight years.
Schipper says the program has expanded to include more than 2100 locations throughout the United States. Schipper says the program recognizes each of the military branches, plus a few others.
The local program is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Plymouth County Veterans Park located on 3rd Avenue Southeast and 10th Street southeast.
Schipper says all of the wreaths originate from Maine and then are distributed across the nation. Schipper says in most cases, it is the local American Legion that conducts the ceremony, but others have assisted in other parts of the country.
(photos are from previous years events.)