Members of five chapters in the Southeast District of the Louisiana Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, participated in the Wreaths Across America program Dec. 12 at Slidell Veterans Cemetery and Chalmette National Historic Military Cemetery.
Vietnam veteran volunteer Henry J. Fell, U.S. Army, presented a commemorative wreath and was surprised with the NSDAR Vietnam Veteran Certificate of Appreciation and a 50th Vietnam War Commemoration lapel pin.
Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit that got its start in 2007, begun by the family of Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine.
In 2014, Wreaths Across America and its network of volunteers laid more than 700,000 memorial wreaths at 1,000 locations.