Wreaths of Honor

ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Volunteers, from left, Rosemary Watrak of Lenexa and Tammy Stefek and Pat Walker, both of Ellsworth, prepare some of the 270 wreaths to be placed on veterans graves. This was the first year for the wreath laying, which was limited to veterans buried in Ellsworth’s two cemeteries. VFW Commander Doug Stefek said organizers hope to expand the program and recognize veterans in other towns in 2019.

ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Volunteer Richard Arensman places a wreath on a veteran’s grave Saturday at Ellsworth’s East Cemetery. The wreath laying effort was led by the Ellsworth Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6485.

Volunteers spent the Saturday before Christmas remembering veterans buried in Ellsworth’s two cemeteries with

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