SALEM (CBS/AP) — Area residents honored military heroes on Saturday by laying holiday wreaths on the gravestones of veterans.
Several people carried American flags during a special ceremony in Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, and they placed green-and-red wreaths throughout the cemetery to honor veterans.READ MORE: Storms Cave In Roof At Somerville Auto Body Shop
The event, dubbed “Wreaths Across America,” was repeated nationwide to honor veterans and their sacrifices.READ MORE: Hynes Convention Center Closes As Mass Vaccination Site
In New Hampshire, Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Hassan said the event pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, their loved ones and all the brave men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: Talks Drag Over Infrastructure Bill, But One Side Has The Upper Hand
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