Fallen heroes at Fort Bliss cemetery to be honored with Wreaths Across America

El Paso News

A special honor is set to happen Dec. 15 at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Wreaths Across America is an annual ceremony held across the country focused on remembering the lives of fallen heroes.

The ceremony kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. with a moment of silence.

People who sponsored a wreath and family members will be placing about 5,000 wreaths on the veterans’ graves.

While laying the remembrance wreaths on the graves, the name of each and every veteran will be said aloud.

“There’s nothing better than that. Seeing wreaths out there. All across the whole entire section. it just gives you a warm feeling. We’re doing all the right things and remembering and honoring those who have served,” said Jamie Porter, the Fort Bliss National Cemetery Director.

The cemetery will close Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. to prepare for the ceremony.

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