Army Reserve General Honors Fallen at Wreaths Across America in Bordentown

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Local veterans volunteer to lay wreaths at a wreath ceremony across America in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen service members. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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More than a dozen semi-trailers rolled down Rising Sun Road in Bordentown on December 15 as part of a Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring fallen service members. The trucks were carrying thousands of wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where they will be laid in graves during a wreath laying ceremony on December 18. PHOTO COURTESY OF SGT. DEZIREE LAU 1ST CLASS, 99TH PREPARATION DIVISION

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US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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Major General Rodney Faulk, Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s 99th Reserve Readiness Division, headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, learns about the Wreaths Program across America during a ceremony in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen soldiers. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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Bordentown Mayor Steve Benowitz delivers remarks at a wreaths ceremony across America in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen service members. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army’s 99th Reserve Readiness Division, headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, delivers remarks during a wreaths ceremony across the America in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen servicemen. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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More than a dozen semi-trailers rolled down Rising Sun Road in Bordentown on December 15 as part of a Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring fallen service members. The trucks were carrying thousands of wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where they will be laid in graves during a wreath laying ceremony on December 18. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION


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Local veterans volunteer to lay wreaths at a wreath ceremony across America in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen service members. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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More than a dozen semi-trailers rolled down Rising Sun Road in Bordentown on December 15 as part of a Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring fallen service members. The trucks were carrying thousands of wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where they will be laid in graves during a wreath laying ceremony on December 18. PHOTO COURTESY OF SGT. DEZIREE LAU 1ST CLASS, 99TH PREPARATION DIVISION

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US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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Major General Rodney Faulk, Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s 99th Reserve Readiness Division, headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, learns about the Wreaths Program across America during a ceremony in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen soldiers. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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Bordentown Mayor Steve Benowitz delivers remarks at a wreaths ceremony across America in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen service members. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army’s 99th Reserve Readiness Division, headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, delivers remarks during a wreaths ceremony across the America in Bordentown on December 15 in honor of fallen servicemen. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION

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More than a dozen semi-trailers rolled down Rising Sun Road in Bordentown on December 15 as part of a Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring fallen service members. The trucks were carrying thousands of wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where they will be laid in graves during a wreath laying ceremony on December 18. US ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS DEZIREE LAU, 99th PUBLIC AFFAIRS PREPARATION DIVISION


More than a dozen semi-trailers rolled down Rising Sun Road in Bordentown Township on December 15 as part of a Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring fallen service members.

The trucks carried thousands of wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where they were laid on graves during a wreath laying ceremony on December 18.

“The 2021 Escort to Arlington National Cemetery is a 737 mile hike starting in Columbia Falls, Maine,” said Bryan Branson, chair of the Bordentown Township Veterans Advisory Committee. “These wreaths will be placed in loving memory of the heroes of our nation buried in Arlington.”

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. More than 250,000 crowns are expected to be delivered to Arlington this year.

“Wreaths Across America helps us remember our veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Bordentown Mayor Steve Benowitz. “During the holiday season, we should take the time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for our great country. “

The organization’s mission – “Remember, Honor, Teach” – is achieved in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as at more than 2,900 participating sites in all 50 states and the United States. ‘foreigner.

“The freedoms we enjoy as Americans were valiantly provided to us by the 1.3 million American servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, including more than 6,000 who gave their lives. in overseas operations since the September terrorist attacks. 11th 2001, ”said Major General Rodney Faulk, Commanding General of the US Army’s 99th Reserve Readiness Division, headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

“Our men and women in uniform serve around the world in defense of freedom, and some may never return home. It is a risk that they accept when they raise their right hand and take an oath to serve their country, and the fact that we have a military force composed only of volunteers makes their service all the more special, ”Faulk added. .

  • This story was written by Master Sgt. Shawn Morris of the 99th U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Division.
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