Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Veteran Marker Placed at Greenville Union Cemetery

Greenville Union Cemetery recently placed a VA marker for Civil War Soldier Denise Denise. DAR member Caroline Petitjean noticed Denise’s grave was unmarked when counting the graves for their “Wreaths Across America” project in the Soldiers Section of the cemetery. Fort GreeneVille Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution assisted the cemetery in applying for a government issued marker.

PVT Denise Denise served in the Union for 3 years in CO G 40 OHIO INF. He entered service October 19, 1861 and was wounded in action July 17, 1864 at Chattachooee River GA. He mustered out Nov 5 1864 at Pulaski, Tenn. He was born June 22, 1836 in Warren County, Ohio and died March 29, 1922 Darke County, Ohio

Fort GreeneVille DAR and Greenville Union Cemetery were honored to work together to recognize Denise’s service to his country. A GAR flag holder, flag and flowers were placed on his grave.

Fort GreeneVille DAR is still taking donations for "Wreaths Across America" at Greenville Union Cemetery. There are many Veteran markers that still need wreaths.

To donate a wreath go to https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/search?searchType=group and sponsor a wreath there. If you would like to sponsor a wreath for a specific veteran, please contact Fort GreeneVille Daughters of the American Revolution on Facebook, any Fort GreeneVille member or email FtGVille@gmail.com

Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Greenville Union Cemetery are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,200 locations, will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The goal: to place a live, balsam fir wreath at the headstone of every veteran buried there and spread patriotism and commemoration for the ultimate sacrifices they made for our country.

From now until November, volunteers will host various fundraisers to sponsor the approximately 2000+ wreaths needed to honor every veteran at the Greenville Union Cemetery. Each wreath sponsorship costs $15, with $5 going to the local fundraising group, Fort GreeneVille DAR, as part of a special fundraising program developed by Wreaths Across America. Fort GreeneVille Chapter will use monies raised to continue the wreath program at Greenville Union Cemetery and various local Veteran projects.

National Wreaths Across America Day is a free event, open to all. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

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 beyond.

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