Fort Reno Post Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony
December 15, 2018 1:00 PM (WEATHER PERMITTING)
Although this is FREE to attend the ceremony, we urge everyone to arrive early and visit the museums on post for a small admission fee. Refreshments will be served in the chapel basement following wreath laying.
Join the Fort Reno Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as they participate in the National Wreaths Across America campaign by laying wreaths on military graves in the old post cemetery.
The annual Patriot Wreath Ceremony takes place inside the historic post chapel built in 1944 by the German and Italian Prisoners of War that were housed here on post during World War II. The ceremony’s purpose is to remember, honor, and teach about those who gave their lives while in service to the United States of America. Active duty service members as well as Veterans from each branch of service will set a wreath in memoriam. The Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard will take part in the ceremony and a Trumpeter from the Youth Taps Trumpet Corps will play Taps to end the ceremony. Wreath laying at the post cemetery will take place after the ceremony, weather permitting. A reception will be held in the chapel basement immediately following. The public is welcomed and encouraged.