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Wreaths Across America ceremony held in New Bern

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NEW BERN, Craven County - Saturday, volunteers participated in a wreath laying at the New Bern National Cemetery.

U.S. Congressmen Walter B. Jones, N.C. Senator Norman Sanderson, Mayor Dana Outlaw, and General (Ret.) Tom Braaten spoke at the event.

New Bern is home to the largest national cemetery in our state. For the past several weeks dozens of veterans in our area have been collecting monetary donations. Those donations were used to purchase wreaths for the more than 7,000 gravestones in the cemetery.

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