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Thursday, December 6, 2018

“Honoring America’s Veterans During the Holidays”

Campbell County Democrats with the assistance of the John R. Little VFW Auxiliary will once again participate with the Wreaths Across America (WAA) program and honor America's Veterans by placing wreaths in Evergreen Cemetery this Christmas season.

The ceremony and wreath placement will take place Saturday, December 15, 2017, beginning at John R. Little VFW at 8:30 am where hot chocolate and coffee will be available for volunteers.  After meeting at the VFW, volunteers will begin placing wreaths at the “Civil War Battery” and the VA’s Soldier’s Lot. At 9:30 am, there will be a presentation from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Honor Guard to begin the ceremony.

The local group (KY00098) will place a total of 450 wreaths on the graves of veterans in the “Soldier's Lot” and in the “Civil War Battery” areas of the historic cemetery located at 25 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, KY 41071.  Among the Veterans buried at this location are two Medal of Honor recipients; William Horsfall the youngest recipient ever at age 15 for valor during the Civil War and Thomas M. Doherty a recipient for valor during the Spanish-American War.

The public is invited to take part in this moving tribute. This can be done with your financial support, wreath placement and presence at the ceremony.  Individual wreaths are $15.

Contributions are tax-deductible. Checks should be made out to “WAA” (Wreaths Across America) with location number KYESLS in the memo line. They should be mailed to Paul Whalen at PO Box 22; Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Or contributions may be completed online here.

Organizations and individuals wishing to provide financial and volunteer support are also invited to message the Campbell County Democrats at, or to contact project coordinator Paul Whalen at or 859-466-3450.

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