Local couple earns Patriots Day Award

Lorraine Adkins was the guest speaker Saturday at the Christopher Casey Sons of the Revolution Chapter at the NH Scheppers Distributing Clydesdale Room. She was given the Patriots Day Award.

Lorraine Adkins was the guest speaker Saturday at the Christopher Casey Sons of the Revolution Chapter at the NH Scheppers Distributing Clydesdale Room. She was given the Patriots Day Award. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

In an effort to honor soldiers, Lorraine Adkins brought the community together for a project that touched people of every background, sector and ability.

Wreaths for Heroes was born after Adkins and her husband, Pete, attended a Wreaths Across America event at the National Cemetery on McCarty Street in 2009, and there was little community support.

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In less than a year Adkins and a committee of about 15 were able to ...

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