Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Thanks Donors to Wreaths Across America

VFW Post: Helen Wright, Don Dietrich and Debbie Nisonger.
American Legion Auxiliary: Peggy Black, Linda Arthur,
Debbie Nisonger and Delores Sleppy.
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank the following for their recent Wreaths Across America donations: St. Paul Church of Christ Church, Greenville American Legion Post 140 Auxiliary and Greenville VFW Post 7262.

From now until November 10th, Fort GreeneVille DAR are accepting donations to sponsor the approximately 1,300-2,000+ 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 for years to come.

To donate a wreath, contact a member of the Fort GreeneVille DAR, Greenville Union Cemetery office or go to https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/search?searchType=group and sponsor a wreath there.
(Type in FORT GREENEVILLE DAR or OH0151P, choose Greenville Union Cemetery.)

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 DAR 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.

On December 15, 2018 at noon, Fort GreeneVille DAR will be holding the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the Greenville Union Cemetery before laying the wreaths. This annual event seeks to further the Wreaths Across America mission of REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those who serve and TEACH our children the value of freedom. The local ceremony ensures that the memory of those who served our country endures. The ceremony will honor a ceremonial wreath for each branch of the United States military including the MIA/POW.

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