Ohio officials hold a Wreaths Across America event to honor fallen military personnel

Ohio officials take time to remember the ultimate sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. military.

Ohio officials hold a Wreaths Across America event to honor fallen military personnel

In anticipation of National Wreaths Across America Day this Saturday, Governor Mike DeWine and other officials held a ceremony in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium to remember those killed in action and honor active members of the military. There will be more than 2,500 locations across the country hosting a ceremony of remembrance for the men and women who sacrificed everything in the name of freedom.

Ohio officials hold a Wreaths Across America event to honor fallen military personnel

“Those who died in service to our nation, and their absence leaves a gaping hole in the lives of those left behind," says Gov. Mike DeWine. "It makes it hard. We also know the world is a better place because these brave men and women were part of it because they served. America is a better place because they lived."

There will be local Wreaths Across America events this Saturday at area cemeteries.

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