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Oroville military veterans honored with wreaths

For the seventh straight year, Christmas wreaths have been placed on the graves of veterans in the Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Posted: Dec 2, 2017 11:45 AM

For the seventh straight year, Christmas wreaths have been placed on the graves of veterans in the Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Volunteers with the Amapola Chapter 35 order of the Eastern Star did the work.

They’re an affiliate of the Oroville Masonic Lodge.

The hand-made wreaths were placed at more than 4,100 grave sites, to honor our veterans for the holidays.

Debbie Wendell launched the effort, after being inspired by a picture of Arlington National Cemetery:

"I just look at it as a very small way of saying thank you. If it weren't for these people, we wouldn't have what we have now. We wouldn't be able to live like we do now,” Wendell said.

A number of organizations, businesses and local agencies contribute to making the project possible.

The wreaths will remain at the grave sites through December 29.

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