December marks the beginning of winter. For some folks, it’s their favorite time
of the year. This month also remembers the start of World War II and Pearl Harbor
Day. But, a relatively unheard of observance is “Wreaths Across America,” where
our war dead are ceremoniously remembered at Arlington National Cemetery,
across America, in our own Nebraska State Capitol, and in Lincoln’s Wyuka Cemetery.
The week of December 11 will feature two events. Nebraska’s Capitol will host
an observance in the Wamer Chamber at 11:00 a.m. on December 11th. Later on in
the week, there will be observances at Wyuka’s two Soldiers’ Circles on Saturday,
December 16th. The first one begins at 11:00 a.m. near the Vine Street access. The
second one will follow at the older circle located near the center of Wyuka. Being a patriotic activity, among the attendees will be honor guards from: the Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 131, 3603, and 7722; Lincoln American Legion Post 3; and the Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War (Shiloh Camp 2). Cadets from the University of Nebraska Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), soldiers and airmen from the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard, and Boy and Girl Scouts are also scheduled to be there.
Knowing that it is winter, all celebrants are advised to dress warmly, in layers, due to the chilly air and possible snow fall. But, do come outand show your fervor for the heroes who gave their all for all of us.