NEWPORT CITY â Itâs Christmas time. In the tradition of giving, over the weekend dozens of area residents placed wreathes - close to 1,400 in all - on the graves of veterans buried in local cemeteries.
Robert Gosselin, owner of Spates the Florist and Garden Center, organized the annual Veterans Memorial Wreath Campaign, now in its fifth year.
âWe are honoring our war heroes on their gravestones throughout the county,â said Gosselin. âWe like to give back to the community, this is one of the largest projects we do.â