Locals take part in Wreaths Across America

With the sun shining brilliantly over the bone-white tombstones at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, heads bowed for a prayer to honor those who served.

The Rev. Perkins Patton, an ordained minister and chaplain with the Gadsden chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, offered a brief sermon before a wreath presentation ceremony, part of the national Wreaths Across America program, held the second Saturday in December across the country and throughout the world, wherever American servicemen and women are buried.

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