Wreaths Across America Mobile Exhibit Stops In Tri-State

One Tri-State community is on a mission to honor our fallen heroes.

Posted: Aug 15, 2020 11:52 PM

One Tri-State community is on a mission to honor our fallen heroes.

Wreaths Across America's Mobile Education Exhibit visited Alexander Funeral Home in Evansville Saturday allowing the community to honor America's veterans.

The event included a free exhibit tour, a history of the organization, along with opportunities to speak with local veteran groups.

Organizers say laying wreaths each year is a way to honor many family members who fought for our country.

"They speak their names and the reason that is important is because they say when a veteran dies twice...once when he first passes on and the last time his name is spoken," says Jillian Brinkley, Alexander Funeral Home Community Outreach Coordinator. "So we're trying to keep that second from ever happening. So when you lay a wreath on a veterans grave you have to speak their name and thank them for their service."

Last year alone, 267 wreaths were places at the Alexander Funeral Home Cemetery.

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