Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony

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2023 Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony Group Photograph with the Gold Star Families, Governor Daniel McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Secretary of State Gregg Amore, Representatives from House Veterans Affairs, Officers of the RIFDA: Maria King President, Nicole Heywood, President-Elect and Anthony Nardolillo, vice President, Major General Christopher Callahan, Kasim Yarn, Director, RI Veterans Affairs and Guests from Ponagansett HS, and Goff Middle School.

The Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and Rhode Island House Veterans Affairs Committee hosted the Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the RI State House.

The Wreaths Across America’s ceremonies began a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and their families.

The ceremonies took place in most of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. and have a particular focus on family during the holidays.

Volunteers conduct the State House ceremonies each year in their respective state capitals. Dignitaries and special guests are invited to speak in honor of our veterans and active military.

The wreath-laying ceremonies are nonpolitical.