Local volunteers in coordination with the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America are hoping to raise $25,000 to place a wreath of remembrance on the gravestone of every North Adams veteran on December 15th.

IBerkshires.com reports that Kris Maloney told the City Council on Tuesday that through the Wreaths Across America program they are ensuring that the lives of our men and women in uniform are remembered, not their deaths.

Maloney said the mission was to place a wreath on the graves of approximately 2,500 veterans in the city cemeteries of Hill Side, Southview and Blackinton, and in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

 Wreaths Across America’s mission touches the lives of thousands of school, scout, civic and religious groups across the country through fundraising for wreath sponsorship's.