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POSTED: December 6, 2010 2:08 p.m.
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Volunteers, including local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and JROTC cadets, hand wreaths to family members and friends to place along Warriors Walk before last year’s ceremony. This year’s ceremony is Dec. 11.

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Wreaths for Warriors Walk is currently purchasing wreaths in preparation for its annual wreath laying ceremony at noon Saturday, Dec. 11. The cost to sponsor one wreath is $15.
Warriors Walk is a memorial on Fort Stewart that borders Cottrell Field on two sides and consists of three sidewalks and more than 430 eastern redbud trees. Each tree represents a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who died in the line of duty. A granite marker identifies each soldier. Family and friends may visit the memorials and leave flowers, photographs or mementos.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk is a local nonprofit organization comprised of Fort Stewart employees, veterans and local volunteers. The group, founded three years ago, places holiday wreaths at each of the trees along Warriors Walk. Several thousand family members, friends and comrades of fallen soldiers have attended the yearly ceremonies. The local wreath laying ceremony coincides with the national wreath laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.
To sponsor a wreath and pay online using PayPal, go to www.w4ww.org or send a check payable to Warriors Walk to Wreaths for Warriors Walk, c/o Anthony Justi, P.O. Box 3533, Fort Stewart, GA 31315. For more information, e-mail wreaths4warriorswalk@yahoo.com.

 

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