The annual Wreaths Across America campaign has begun.

During the holidays, wreaths are laid on gravestones at Fort McPherson National Cemetery / Shrine near Maxwell.

Last year, 2,500 wreaths were laid there, as part of a national commemoration of veterans that is held at 1,200 cemeteries.

This year, the wreath-laying ceremony at Fort McPherson will be held on Dec. 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars Quartermaster Dave Beran said.

Wreaths remain in place for 30 days.

To purchase a wreath, send $15 to VFW Post 1504, PO Box 772, North Platte, NE 69101.