The Wreaths Across America Ceremony was a touching event that took place at the Auburn Cemetery in December. There was a huge turnout of people that came early on a freezing winter weekend to lay wreaths on veterans graves and participate in the ceremony. The weather was cold, but some generous people brought hot chocolate to warm us up. The beginning ceremony had a few speeches and then currently serving sergeants and military officers accompanied veterans to lay wreaths for veterans that were prisoners of war or who have not been found.
There were many 4-H youth from Gold County 4-H and other Placer County 4-H clubs and projects. Each person grabbed a wreath or two and headed out looking for veterans graves to lay their wreath on. As the wreath was laid down at the veteran's final resting place, his or her name was spoken and the veteran was thanked for their service. With the massive amount of volunteers, the wreaths were laid in a short amount of time. This whole ceremony was made possible by Mrs. Paula Celick and her dedicated work with Wreaths Across America.