NEWPORT CITY â€“ Itâ€™s 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.
â€śWe are honoring our war heroes on their gravestones throughout the county,â€ť said Gosselin. â€śWe like to give back to the community, this is one of the largest projects we do.â€ť