Wreaths Across America

Lincoln Public School students assisted with the sixth annual Wreaths Across America ceremonies held at the State Capitol and Wyuka Cemetery.

The Lincoln Southwest High School Chamber Choir under the direction of Denise Cotton performed "The Star-Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful" and "We Shall Walk Through The Valley of Peace" during the Capitol event. Members of the AFJROTC at Lincoln Northeast High School provided the color guard for the event. Students from McPhee Elementary were also there for the ceremony.

At Wyuka Cemetery, over 600 evergreen wreaths were placed on veterans' graves in the Soldiers Circle sections. Members from the AFJROTC at Northeast High School, along with other high school students with the Civil Air Patrol assisted in laying the wreaths.

During a second ceremony at the Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln High School senior Jesse Harvey and Lincoln Southeast High School junior Tommy Ward played "The Star-Spangled Banner," military branch service songs and Taps.  They were selected through the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps.


Published: December 21, 2015, Updated: January 4, 2016