On Saturday December 14, 2013, Jean-Marie was the honorary POW/MIA wreath presenter at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park in Sonoma, CA.
Wreaths Across America is a nationwide holiday remembrance of veterans. It is sponsored by Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, which began donating 5,000 wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992 (since grown to 11,000).
Each veterans cemetery receives seven commemorative wreaths – one for each branch of the U.S. military, plus the Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. Jean-Marie was asked again this year to be the honorary wreath bearer for the POW/MIA wreath.
The ceremony takes place at more than 530 veterans’ cemeteries in all 50 states, at 24 American military cemeteries on foreign soil, and aboard a U.S. Navy ship sailing on each of the seven seas.
Jean-Marie laying a wreath for the POW/MIA veterans.