On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Great Neck Alert Fire Company took part in this year’s national “Wreaths Across America” day.
The Great Neck Alerts, comprised of both firefighters and junior firefighters, were among the more than 2,000 volunteers that placed over 46,000 wreaths on the headstones of fallen heroes at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.
National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all veterans’ grave markers with a Christmas wreath. Congress designates the observance annually on a Saturday in December.
By coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and other veterans’ cemeteries around the country, Wreaths Across America strives to remember our fallen heroes.
The day honors those who served and aims to raise awareness about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.