For the City Times
PLOVER — A combined Color Guard comprising Plover VFW Post 10262 Rifle Squad, Plover American Legion Post 543, and the Civil Air Patrol-Stevens Point Composite Squadron braved 15-degree temperatures and a biting wind to conduct military honors for the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Plover on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Fresh evergreen wreaths were placed upon memorial benches and at the base of the statuary by members of the Civil Air Patrol to recognize each branch of service and to symbolize a living tribute in memory of POW/MIAs and the fallen. Plover VFW Rifle Squad paid tribute to the fallen with a 3-volley rifle salute and the playing of taps
The wreath-laying ceremony, held annually at more than 1500 cemeteries and memorials nationwide, fulfills a mission to Remember our fallen heroes, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
Following the ceremony, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Nay-Osh-Ing and Stevens Point chapters, laid the wreaths upon the headstones of service persons at local cemeteries.