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Local couple earns Patriots Day Award

Local couple earns Patriots Day Award

April 19th, 2011 in News

In this April 16, 2011 photo, Lorraine Adkins is seen addressing the crowd as the guest speaker at the Christopher Casey Sons of the Revolution Chapter at the NH Scheppers Distributing Clydesdale Room. She was given the Patriots Day Award at the event.

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.

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