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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

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 President Bob Adkins.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 President Bob Adkins.

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Jerry Gomes setting up the POW MIA flag.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Jerry Gomes setting up the POW MIA flag.

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"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.

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Miss Tomoka gets a wreath.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Miss Tomoka gets a wreath.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Oak Ridge Cemetery

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

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

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

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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.

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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.

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Mayor Bill Partington

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Mayor Bill Partington

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Mayor Bill Partington and DAR Regent Lee Thornton

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Mayor Bill Partington and DAR Regent Lee Thornton

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Councilwoman Heather Post

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Councilwoman Heather Post

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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

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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.

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Wesley and Elizabeth Barnes.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Wesley and Elizabeth Barnes.

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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.

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Volunteers place wreaths on soldiers' graves throughout Hillside Cemetery.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Volunteers place wreaths on soldiers' graves throughout Hillside Cemetery.

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Wreaths were made for each branch of the military service.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Wreaths were made for each branch of the military service.

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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.

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Erlene Turner gets ready for the ceremony.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Erlene Turner gets ready for the ceremony.

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Six wreaths for six soldiers.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 |

Six wreaths for six soldiers.

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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.

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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.

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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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