Civil Air Patrol collects donations for wreaths to honor Veterans

The wreaths are distributed across the country to cemeteries and placed on veterans' gravestones.

Posted: Nov 3, 2018 11:45 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Wreaths Across America group began selling wreaths at the Wal-Mart on West 11th Avenue on Saturday. 

The wreaths are sold to honor veterans and all men and women who have served this country.

The wreaths are distributed across the country to cemeteries and placed on veterans' gravestones.

Chrissy Rosenau is a Senior Member of Civil Air Patrol said this event is a special way to honor those who have fought for this country.

"It's very important that we ground these people and make them real because they were real," said Roesnau. "They have real life. You know they lived sometimes very harshly in the military and they went through great huge ordeal and then they came back home and were misunderstood or mistreated." 

If you did not get a to donate on Saturday and would like to, you can click here for more information.

Article Comments

Eugene
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 84°
Corvallis
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 79°
Roseburg
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 85°
North Bend
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 65°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events