Wreaths Across America
Belpre Rotary Club and Belpre Area Veterans observed a Wreaths Across America memorial event Saturday, Dec. 19 at Cedarville Cemetery, off Cross St. on Cemetery Drive in Belpre. The memorial service was highlighted by the laying of wreaths at graves of 18 Revolutionary War heroes buried at the cemetery. Host for the event was Judy Ery, representing event organizer and Belpre Rotarian Dr. Don Ery. Belpre Area Veterans president Bill Harpold, and Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz participated in the event with speeches emphasizing the importance of remembering those who gave their lives for their country’s freedom. Jaiton Lockhart, bugler from Belpre High School Marching Band, played Taps following a three-gun salute from the Belpre Veterans Honor Guard. Invocation and benediction was given by Rev. Steve McGuire of Rockland United Methodist Church.