Hometown Hero Sergeant Thomas R MacPherson to Be Honored at Wreaths Across America Ceremony

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Army Ranger Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson – Photo from U.S. Army Special Operations Command

The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15th, will include a tribute to Sergeant Thomas R MacPherson who was recently killed in Afghanistan with the commemoration of a Hometown Hero banner in his honor.

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation are participating in the nationwide Wreaths Across America ceremony by laying wreaths in memory of our fallen heroes and to honor those who serve our. This will be the third year the ceremony has taken place at the park.

Thousands of Christmas wreaths will be placed simultaneously on the graves of the women and men who gave their lives in service of our country at Arlington and nationwide. The wreath laying ceremony is a project of Wreaths Across America.

Pastor Chris Lankford, MacPherson family pastor of the Long Beach Alliance Church, will offer the invocation.

This ceremony is held in coordination with the annual “Wreaths Across America” program that lays wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and 450 other sites nationwide on December 15th. For more information, call 562-570-6932 or email district5@longbeach.gov.

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