3rd Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch was privileged to represent Oak Ridge at the City's third annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony on December 17. 

"Hundreds of people attended. It was truly an inspiring and emotional event," Mayor Gooch said. 

ORHS Navy JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) arranged the event with the national Wreaths Across America organization, and Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Lt. Governor Randy McNally and State Representative John Ragan also spoke at the event. Oak Ridge City Councilmembers Chuck Hope, Charlie Hensley, and Sean Gleason were also in attendance. 

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 3,700 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

Join WAA by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering, or donating to a local sponsorship group.

Mayor Gooch received the following letter from Memorial Park thanking him for attending the event: