Monday, May 21, 2018

Local Wreaths Across America Group to Host a Wreath Signup on Memorial Day

Fort GreeneVille DAR, the local coordinators and fundraising group for Wreaths Across America (WAA), will host a wreath signup event at the Memorial Day Service at the cemetery.

The event is to raise awareness and support efforts to place a wreath at each veteran’s headstone at Greenville Union Cemetery this December 15 on National Wreaths Across America Day. The Veterans section of the cemetery will get first priority of wreaths donated unless wreaths are donated for specific graves. When the Veterans' section is completed, wreaths will then be placed at all other Veterans' graves as supplies last. The goal is to lay wreaths at the approximately 130 soldiers' graves in the Veterans section then proceed to finish with all 1,300 Veterans' graves.

On Memorial Day, Fort GreeneVille DAR will be offering information and signup for donating wreaths at the cemetery's Memorial Day Program at 1:00pm.

If you are unavailable to attend the event, you can order online at
(Place the zip code for Greenville, OH-click on Greenville Union Cemetery-Scroll down to "Donate Through a Group-Donate. (Fort GreenVille DAR 4-038OH (OH0151P)-Scroll down to "Sponsor a wreath" OR if you want to be "grave specific" scroll down to select that option-click on Donate. Then choose your selection.)

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,200 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas.

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