National Wreaths Across America Day

December 15, 2018 at 7:00am

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AFPN) -- Christmas wreaths adorn head stones at Arlington National Cemetery. The 14th annual wreath laying event is the result of Worcester Wreath Company's owner Morrill Worcester's, childhood dream of doing something to honor those laid to rest in the national cemetery. More than 5,000 donated wreaths were placed by volunteers this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)

On Saturday, December 15th, anyone wishing to participate in

the convoy and/or laying of the wreaths can gather at Hammond Lumber Company in Belgrade between 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM.

 

The Hammond Lumber Company chip trailer will leave Belgrade at 8:00 AM and travel to the Veterans Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road in Augusta (150 headstones) to unload the first delivery of wreaths. 

 

It will arrive at the Veterans Cemetery on Civic Center Drive (543 headstones) at 9:30 AM to drop off the second delivery of wreaths.
Its third delivery will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Togus (5,373 headstones), at 10:45 AM.

 

There will be an official ceremony at 12:00 PM at all three Veterans Cemeteries.

 

If you have sponsored a wreath and have a loved one in any of these cemeteries you may opt to personally place a wreath at their gravesite.

 

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