CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - About a dozen American Legion Riders from the Cape Girardeau Chapter hung wreaths at local cemeteries on Sunday.
They visited six area cemeteries in Jackson and Cape Girardeau for the third year in a row and hung a 4' wreath at each of the entrances.
"The veterans that fought for us, who are buried in local cemeteries, need to be recognized too," said Leo McElrath IV, Director of Cape Girardeau American Legion Riders. "The wreaths at the entrance of these cemeteries are for people to know that their loved ones are remembered as well."
They hung wreaths in Jackson at the Jackson Cemetery and Russell Heights Cemetery. In Cape Girardeau, wreaths were hung at Cape County Memorial Cemetery, New Lorimer Cemetery, Old Lorimer Cemetery and St. Mary's Cemetery.
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