Wreaths Across America set out six months ago to raise funds for over 700 wreaths to be placed on the grave sites of local veterans. Several collection sites, including Tehachapi City Hall were able to raise over $8000 for the local Wreaths Across America efforts which will completely fund the wreaths and two ceremonies set to take place in Tehachapi December 14th and 15th.
On December 14th at 6 P.M. residents are invited to a wreath placing ceremony at Freedom Plaza located at 200 W. Tehachapi Boulevard. Five wreaths will be placed in front of each monument honoring the branches of the military. The following day at 10:30 A.M. there will also be a wreath placing ceremony at the Tehachapi Westside Cemetery located at 920 Enterprise Way. Local volunteers are encouraged to attend to place the wreaths, the placement will then continue at the Tehachapi Eastside Cemetery with the assistance of the Tehachapi Cemetery District.
Tehachapi is one of 1400 communities nationwide taking part in the 2018 Wreaths Across America ceremonies.