Faliveno and Herbert, both teachers at Valleyview Middle School, took the trip to DC to lay the wreaths. However, the donations still came in from Denville. Valleyview's Builder's Club held a bake sale to raise money for 15 wreaths, which cost $150. Paula Kenah and Matt Farber headed up the bake sale.
Wreaths Across America has been donating wreaths to this program since 1993 and donations have grown each year. The group is expecting over 15,000 wreath layers this season.
In addition to laying the wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, this past Nov. was the first years that Valleyview students got to hear from veterans on Veterans Day. Students were presented with a panel that included former Valleyview teachers and members of the community whose lives were touched by the military.