Veterans Honored In Brockton Wreath-Laying Ceremony

BROCKTON (WBZ-AM) -- At least 100 volunteers showed up Friday morning to lay 1,500 wreaths at the graves of veterans.

Mary Waldron came up with the idea three years ago--and each year, more and more people have come to help her.

"One of the volunteers here today, his son helped out last year, and he's a veteran, and he's not here with us this year, he had committed suicide," she said. "And to have the volunteer here, just kind of really says why we do that. It's important that we never forget."

There were many hugs and moments of quiet reflection as the volunteers walked up and down the rows.

When all the wreaths were laid, some stopped to give Waldron a hug and moment of thanks.

"I can't tell you what this means to me, because it is just knowing that those that have lost their lives, those that have come back ... that we're not forgetting them. I think it's really important that we're doing that."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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