Wreaths Across America ceremony honors veterans and first responders at local cemetery
Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson lays a wreath on the grave of Revolutionary War Veteran Eli Skinner during a ceremony on Wreaths Across America Day, December 17, 2022, at the Elk Grove Cemetery, 25 miles northwest of Chicago. Despite the cold weather, local veterans along with staff from the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and local residents participated in the ceremony to honor veterans and first responders buried there. Johnson said the wreath laying made him reflect on the military service of his uncle who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War Two. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by SSG David Lietz)