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Veterans, Rick Minor and Gabe Sanchez, prepare for the Wreaths Across America ceremony. Photos by Michele Meyers

Wreaths Across America event honors veterans in Ormond Beach cemeteries

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Veterans, Rick Minor and Gabe Sanchez, prepare for the Wreaths Across America ceremony. Photos by Michele Meyers

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 President Bob Adkins.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 President Bob Adkins.

Jerry Gomes setting up the POW MIA flag.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Jerry Gomes setting up the POW MIA flag.

"Maybe this isn't such a great idea posing next to this guy!" says Jim Drake of his tall buddy, Richard Sawicki.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

"Maybe this isn't such a great idea posing next to this guy!" says Jim Drake of his tall buddy, Richard Sawicki.

Miss Tomoka gets a wreath.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Miss Tomoka gets a wreath.

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Bree'Shawn Watson plays "Taps" during the wreath-laying ceremony.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Bree'Shawn Watson plays "Taps" during the wreath-laying ceremony.

Casi Roskind leads the other scouts, Adelyn Klomp and Olivia Smith, to post colors for the ceremony.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Casi Roskind leads the other scouts, Adelyn Klomp and Olivia Smith, to post colors for the ceremony.

Daughters of the American Revolution Regent, Lee Thornton, honors all Veterans.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Daughters of the American Revolution Regent, Lee Thornton, honors all Veterans.

Mayor Bill Partington

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Mayor Bill Partington

Mayor Bill Partington and DAR Regent Lee Thornton

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Mayor Bill Partington and DAR Regent Lee Thornton

Councilwoman Heather Post

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Councilwoman Heather Post

Daughters of the American Revolution-Rebecca Probst, Elizabeth Strong, Susan Darden, Dee Clark and Lee Thornton

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Daughters of the American Revolution-Rebecca Probst, Elizabeth Strong, Susan Darden, Dee Clark and Lee Thornton

Adelyn Klomp, a color guard with Troop 1 of Daytona Beach helps roll their flag following the ceremony.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Adelyn Klomp, a color guard with Troop 1 of Daytona Beach helps roll their flag following the ceremony.

Wesley and Elizabeth Barnes.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Wesley and Elizabeth Barnes.

Troop 477 of Port Orange are told where to place their soldier's wreath.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Troop 477 of Port Orange are told where to place their soldier's wreath.

Volunteers place wreaths on soldiers' graves throughout Hillside Cemetery.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Volunteers place wreaths on soldiers' graves throughout Hillside Cemetery.

Wreaths were made for each branch of the military service.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Wreaths were made for each branch of the military service.

Daughters of the American Revolution team prepare for the wreath-laying ceremony at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Daughters of the American Revolution team prepare for the wreath-laying ceremony at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Erlene Turner gets ready for the ceremony.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Erlene Turner gets ready for the ceremony.

Six wreaths for six soldiers.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Six wreaths for six soldiers.

Veterans Gilbert Dudley, Jr. and Jerome Turner salute as the fallen soldiers' names are called.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Veterans Gilbert Dudley, Jr. and Jerome Turner salute as the fallen soldiers' names are called.

A somber walk for veteran Jerome Turner to lay a wreath on a soldier's grave.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

A somber walk for veteran Jerome Turner to lay a wreath on a soldier's grave.

Most of the headstones in the Gethsemane Cemetery are handmade.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Most of the headstones in the Gethsemane Cemetery are handmade.

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