Camp Butler National Cemetery hosting wreath-laying event

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SPRINGFIELD - Camp Butler National Cemetery officials say central Illinois citizens are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony on August 16.

The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m., and is part of the "Spirit of '45" World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend.  Officials say wreaths will be laid to honor World War II veterans who are interred at the cemetery.

The "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive"  initiative is designed to honor the achievements of men and women during the Great Depression and World War II.  For more information, visit

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