Wroblewski Featured Wreaths Across America Speaker

Updated 29 weeks ago

The president of a local veterans organization is the featured speaker at the regional observance of a national ceremony honoring veterans.

Ron Wroblewski is the keynote speaker for  Wreaths Across America Day in Rio Grande, Ohio.  The ceremony begins at noon Saturday at the Tyn Rhos Cemetery, and will coincide with  wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, and more than 1,600 additional in the United States and abroad.

A Charleston, W. Va.-native, Wroblewski is president of  Vietnam Veterans of America, Tri-State Chapter 949.  A graduate of Gallia Academy High School in Gallipolis, Ohio, Wroblewski served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 though 1969, with a tour-of-duty to Vietnam in 1965-66, as a field radio operator. 

Previously, Wroblewski served as general chairman of the Veterans Committee for Civic Improvement in Huntington, commander of VFW Post 1064 and commandant of the Marine Corps League - Huntington Detachment 340.  Following an 18-year endeavor, Wroblewski was instrumental in getting the U.S. Navy to name a vessel in honor of  Hershel “Woody” Williams, an Ona resident, and West Virginia’s only living Medal of Honor recipient.

For more information about the ceremony or to sponsor a wreath in honor or in memory of a veteran, contact Patty Filie at (740) 645-9762



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