Wreaths Across America events honor vets at local cemeteries

15 December, 2017, 06:38 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • The Brooks Greenwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will join the national Wreaths Across America event with its own ceremony on Saturday Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. at Forest View Cemetery Rowley Street Winsted. The public is welcome to

For the third year, Chevrolet and dealers from across Maryland is supporting the non-profit.

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), the Northern and the California Veterans Cemetery and the NCVC Support Board are honoring veterans in northern California.

The Wreaths Across America chapter in Fremont is holding their wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday at 11 a.m.

And Taylor Truck Line is providing both a driver to deliver wreaths to Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday and a group of employees, who volunteered to hang wreaths on veterans' graves on Saturday.

"I think that's why it's such an impact - it is the community", she said.

Each headstone represents a person who was someone's son or daughter, mother or father, grandfather or grandmother, she said.


"The goal is to lay a wreath on every veteran's grave around the United States and across the world", Blue Mountain Middle School lead social studies teacher Justin Frantz said.

"Last year we had 90 to 100 people", Swoboda said.

"Remember, Honor, and Teach", amounts to Wreaths Across America's stated mission on its website.

The ceremony is sponsored by American Legion Post 293 and the Sons of the American Legion.

Wreaths Across America was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company in ME, when he realized he had a surplus of merchandise nearing the end of the holiday season. "Because if it wasn't for the soldiers and those in the military, we wouldn't be able to do what we do every day in America", Rice said. "They get to see the military, they interact with other military services because of guest speakers we have, because of the faculty and staff we have so they have a special place in their heart for all the servicemen". The ceremony was open to the public, and area veterans and their families, as well as the loved ones of those killed or wounded in battle were encouraged to attend.

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