Wreath-laying ceremony at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery


EXETER, R.I. (AP) — A wreath-laying ceremony is being held at Rhode Island’s veterans cemetery to honor current service members, veterans and those who were killed while serving.

The ceremony is taking place at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter on Saturday and will coincide with other events across the country. It begins with a moment of silence at noon. Wreaths will then be laid on the gravesites of veterans recently killed in action. Every branch of the service will be represented.

Organizers say the state’s veterans cemetery is one of more than 900 locations taking part, including Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

About 540,000 wreaths were placed last year.

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