Woman raising money for national veterans charity stops in Liberty on behalf of late son


A woman from North Carolina — a Gold Star mother — running across America for a veteran’s charity called Wreaths Across America — stopped for a while today in Liberty. Cathy Powers stood outside Veterans Outreach — and presented a wreath to a family who lost a son serving in the military. Powers’ son was also killed six years ago while serving. She found comfort when others placed a wreath on her son’s grave — and now she’s raising money with hopes of returning the favor. [A23]20190821 RUN FOR WREATHS-SV Powers: “I DECIDED I WANTED TO RUN A THOUSAND MILES WITHIN ALL FIFTY STATES AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE HEALING I RECEIVED KNOWING THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING MY SON’S NAME WHEN THEY LAY THOSE WREATHS.” Cathy Powers’ goal is to raise enough money to buy seven-thousand wreaths — one for each day her son was alive — and lay them on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. She started in January and has run over six-hundred miles in 37 states. There is a link to the charity in this story on our website WKBN.com.

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