Saturday, December 17th is "Wreaths Across America" and there'll be wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, along with 3,400 other locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

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Their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those who serve and TEACH our children the value of freedom. Now more then ever, it's important to take these words to heart.

We are losing more and more of our freedoms every day and all of us feel like we have no control over anything that's going on. During this time of year, we need to take time to remind ourselves the "freedom isn't free."

Wreaths Across America Celebrations In The Southern Tier Of New York

On Saturday, December 17th, there will be ceremonies taking place throughout the country at the same moment at 2 p.m. Many cemeteries from the Southern Tier will be participating including  Chenango ValleyConklin, Endwell, Hawleytown, Ingraham HillKirkwood Cemetery on Main Street, Kirkwood Riverside Cemetery, Vestal Park, and Stillwater Cemetery.

Our service members sacrifice for us every single day of the year to keep all of us free. Many homes have an empty seat for someone that is serving or for someone that has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

This is a day and a way to show our veterans and their families that we won't forget, We will never forget.

This time of the year is for giving, so I hope that you can give some of your time on Saturday, December 17th. This is a way for all of us to REMEMBER, HONOR AND TEACH.

We love our military and our military heroes, so let's look back at 100 years of military greatness.

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