The City of Hinesville proclaimed Dec. 6-12 as Wreaths for Warriors Walk Week in the city during a ceremony on Dec. 3 at Hinesville City Hall.
The signing was organized by Wreaths for Warriors, a local non-profit corporation dedicated to honoring the fallen soldiers of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, especially during the holiday season. The goal of Wreaths for Warriors Walk is to place a holiday wreath at the base of each tree that lines Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart.
“Fort Stewart is an integral part of the Hinesville community and the residents of Hinesville and the entire country owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers of the Third Infantry Division for our continued freedom,” Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said.
The volunteers of Wreaths for Warriors Walk, with support from the community, will honor the sacrifice of those 468 soldiers and their families on Dec. 12 at noon. The ceremony will be at Warriors Walk. It is a rain or shine event and the public is invited to attend.
“Thankfully we have had no new casualties this past year and so we still have 468 trees planted at Warriors Walk in honor of our fallen soldiers,” Bruce Muncher, Wreaths for Warriors walk co-founder, said.
For more information on Wreaths for Warriors Walk, to see pictures of our fallen soldiers, hear the specially arranged song "400 Names at Warriors Walk," and watch the video set to the music of the Tim McGraw’s "If You're Reading This,” visit www.w4ww.org.