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Monday, Dec 09 2013 12:55 PM

'First Look': Wreath laying at Bakersfield National Cemetery this Saturday

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    Tom Pasek talks about the wreaths that will be laid at Bakersfield National Cemetery on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield National Cemetery was adorned with wreaths for the first time on Dec. 12, 2009.

That tradition has continued and this year, 2,360 wreaths will be placed on every U.S. veteran's grave at the cemetery.

Monday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Tom Pasek with the Bakersfield Wreath Project talked about details of the event happening at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The wreaths will arrive in trucks on Friday at Valley Cycle & Motorsports. From there, they will be escorted to the cemetery by the Patriot Guard Riders.

"We strive to successfully have a wreath at every single grave," Pasek said.

In order to have wreaths, organizers began raising funds for the event in June. They raised $36,000.

Pasek said people can still purchase wreaths at $15 each by visiting bakersfieldwreathproject.org.

Bakersfield National Cemetery is located at 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd.

For more information, visit the website or call 727-3779.

 

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