Perry Rotary Club Wreaths Across America Calvary Cemetery event

Christmas wreaths rest on the graves of US military veterans during the last Wreaths Across America event held at Calvary Cemetery in Perry Township.

Anyone who wants to sign up for a program to honor US military veterans during the holiday season can do so by partnering with a local community organization.

The Perry Rotary Club is hosting its third annual Wreaths Across America event at noon on Dec. 17 Calvary Cemetery, 3469 Lincoln Way E. For $15, you can purchase a wreath to be placed on a military vet’s grave.

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Perry Rotary member and Past President Steve Toohey encourages people to take part in the free event, and hopes for a generous turnout. Dec. 17 were selected as national All-America Day crowns.

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“When you put a wreath on an old grave, it’s probably the best Christmas gift you can give,” said Toohey, who is also the coordinator of Operation: Flags of Freedom in Stark County.

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