DARIEN — With the help of VFW Post 6933, the town took park in Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, laying 1,575 wreaths on the graves of veterans in Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery.

“The wreaths are for the many soldiers who passed away,” said Lenny Hunter, post commander, while witnessing veterans and area residents of all ages taking part in a ceremony that drew over 100 people.

Those present shared a moment of silence, prayers and ceremonial laying of wreaths honoring various branches of the military.

“Read the stone,” veteran Dave Polett, of Darien, advised people when they put down the wreath at a marker. “Read the person’s name. Say the person’s name. One of the ways we can remember each person here is to say their name.”