A deeply symbolic gesture to honor Triad heroes started with a simple idea -- one from a so-called "Marine dad" and "regular dad," as they call themselves.
Mike LaPeirre and Wade Harvey founded Wreaths Across Greensboro after a moment of realization. "We thought a trip to DC to participate in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony would be great. But then we thought, six kids, five hours, four stops along the way, three days, two cars and a speeding ticket might be in our future. So we decided that it might be better to do something local," they explained.
So, every year, they collect donations to purchase more than 1,000 wreaths that volunteers place on veterans' graves at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro. This year's fundraising goal is $20,000, and if you'd like to sponsor a wreath, you can do so here.
Anyone is invited to the event this Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Forest Lawn Cemetery is located at 3901 Forest Lawn Drive in Greensboro. Good Morning Show anchor Meghann Mollerus is proud to be the event's mistress of ceremonies.
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