American Legion Post 1992 honors veterans during wreath laying ceremony

American Legion Post 1992 honors veterans in Gautier by laying a single wreath.

Veterans and guests gathered at the ninth annual Laying of the Wreath ceremony at the Tribute Tower.

Members of the post, along with guest speakers, took turns reading poems and singing songs that left people in tears. The wreath brings a story of service and sacrifice.

There was also a time where members of the post recognized those who are currently serving. Gautier American Legion Post Commander Rich Johnson said, “These young men and women that join the military are basically writing a blank check to the United States of America that was payable up to and including their life and that’s something we don’t take lightly and that is why our veterans all love each other and support each other and take care of each other.”

The post plans to continue with the tradition every year. Lunch was served after the ceremony concluded.

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