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Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony Dec. 12
wreaths for warriors walk
Friends and families of fallen soldiers gather at least year’s Wreaths - photo by Photo provided.
Warriors Walk is a memorial on Fort Stewart that borders Cottrell Field on two sides and consists of three sidewalks and 421 eastern redbud trees.
Each tree represents a 3rd ID soldier who died in the line duty. A granite marker identifies each soldier. Family and friends may visit the memorials and leave flowers, pictures or momentoes.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk, a local nonprofit organization comprised of Fort Stewart employees, veterans and local volunteers, was founded in 2007. The group places holiday wreaths at each of the trees along Warriors Walk. In 2007, about 500 people
attended the inaugural event. In 2008, an estimated 3,000 people and family members of fallen soldiers attended.  
On Dec. 12 at noon, Wreaths for Warriors Walk will once again have its annual ceremony to honor each fallen hero. The ceremony, which coincides with the national wreath laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, will begin with a moment of silence. The national anthem will be sung and guests will speak. The ceremony will end with family members, fellow soldiers, friends and guests placing wreaths at the base of each tree.
To sponsor a wreath, which costs $15, to volunteer or for more information, go to www.w4ww.org.
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