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Orlando resident Dee Blankenship honors veterans. Photo by Paige Wilson

'Labor of love': Volunteers lay 1,100 wreaths at Volusia Memorial Park

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Orlando resident Dee Blankenship honors veterans. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Cathy Heighten and Debbie McLean embrace in an emotional hug after laying the POW MIA wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony. The two are involved in the Gold Star Mothers Volusia chapter. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Cathy Heighten and Debbie McLean embrace in an emotional hug after laying the POW MIA wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony. The two are involved in the Gold Star Mothers Volusia chapter. Photo by Paige Wilson

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A veteran salutes behind a tree away from the ceremony as taps is played. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

A veteran salutes behind a tree away from the ceremony as taps is played. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Veteran Reggie Lord, of Orange City, reads the name of the soldier aloud before placing a wreath. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Veteran Reggie Lord, of Orange City, reads the name of the soldier aloud before placing a wreath. Photo by Paige Wilson

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U.S. Navy veteran Bob Flinton looks down at the graves at Volusia Memorial Park. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

U.S. Navy veteran Bob Flinton looks down at the graves at Volusia Memorial Park. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Palm Coast resident Kalila Giordano reads the tombstone before placing a wreath. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Palm Coast resident Kalila Giordano reads the tombstone before placing a wreath. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Daytona Beach resident John Polomarenko salutes the veteran. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Daytona Beach resident John Polomarenko salutes the veteran. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Palm Coast resident William Smith walks to place a final wreath. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Palm Coast resident William Smith walks to place a final wreath. Photo by Paige Wilson

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A motorcycle displays an American flag made in the U.S. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

A motorcycle displays an American flag made in the U.S. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Veteran Roger Lee Tiffany, of Holly Hill, lays a wreath at a veteran's grave. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Veteran Roger Lee Tiffany, of Holly Hill, lays a wreath at a veteran's grave. Photo by Paige Wilson

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