For many families, the holidays are a time for sharing memories and celebrations. One local organization is reaching out to the community to help give this experience to those who may be forgotten this time of year.
Freedomâ€™s Colors will be hosting its 14th annual Christmas dinner and program on Saturday for the veterans who reside in the Alzheimerâ€™s ward at the Dayton Veterans Hospital.
Remembering local veterans, members of the community spent their Saturday laying wreaths on gravesides throughout Auglaize County.
â€śAll the veterans that we laid wreathes on today, they were all killed in the line of duty in a foreign war,â€ť Freedomâ€™s Colors Ralph Reynolds said Saturday.Â
The act of laying a wreath on the veteransâ€™ graves showed their families that they are not forgotten, despite how many died more than 30 years ago, Reynolds said.Â
â€śTheyâ€™re the ones that never made it home,â€ť Reynolds said. â€śThey made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.â€ť