In December of 2016, volunteers from all branches of the military and civilians gathered at the Gold Star Garden as part of the National Wreathes Across America wreath laying. In a brief ceremony, we recognized all those who stand in service to the country and dedicated a ceremonial wreath for each branch of the military around the Honor Fountain. The wreaths will remain in place until spring, a silent tribute to American Service Men and Women. Thank you Wreathes Across America for supplying the wreathes.
Wrapped in the stripes of the flag
Into infinity – the Great Beyond
The silver chord chasing
Becoming earth bound in red and white
The honor and the blood
Flowing ever thus from one increment of time
To the next nonexistent increment.
— Cherriney B.W. Kondor