December 15, 2018
Officer Richard T. Eldredge is a Police Officer for the Town of East Bridgewater but he is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring as a Technical Sergeant. Officer Eldredge enlisted the help of fellow Officer Michael Randall; who is also a Veteran and a Sergeant in the United States Army National Guard, to participate in the national program Wreaths Across America.
From the Wreaths Across America Program:
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.
In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Officer Eldredge and Officer Randall traveled to the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne to participate in laying wreaths on the graves of our Soldiers. This is done to Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans, Honor those who serve and to Teach our children the value of freedom. If you would like to learn more you can visit the Wreaths Across America website https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/