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Wreaths honor fallen heroes

LAWTON, Okla._Dozens gathered to honor America's finest by laying wreaths on the graves of U.S. military service members at Highland Cemetery.

The annual event takes place across the U.S. as wreathes are laid at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. More than 180 wreaths were laid at the cemetery by volunteers, including members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Karolyn Anders, one of the organizers of the event locally, says it is important to never forget the veterans who are no longer with us.

"Cemeteries are for the living. They teach us a lot of things, but we need to honor the people who are buried here. Many, many veterans are buried in highland. It is the oldest cemetery in Lawton it's the original Lawton cemetery so it's nice that we can come out and do this," said Anders.

The wreaths are made from fresh evergreen tree clippings and were all purchased through donations from local organizations and individuals.

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