Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes (center right) speaks at a ceremonial wreath-laying in the "Field of Honor" section of Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton TownshipFull size photo

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes (center right), Hamilton Mayor Glen Gilmore (left), and local veterans took part in the "Wreaths Across America" campaign

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Mercer joins 'Wreaths Across America' campaign with hundreds of towns nationwide

Area veterans observe as Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes (center right) speaks at a ceremonial wreath-laying in the "Field of Honor" section of Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton Township Dec. 14. Hughes, Hamilton Mayor Glen Gilmore (left), and local veterans took part in the "Wreaths Across America" campaign, which has honored fallen veterans every Dec. 14 for the past 15 years, along with 270 towns across the nation. Hughes said he was proud to honor veterans for their service to the country and their sacrifices, and said Mercer County has an obligation to remember fallen veterans and their families.