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“Everyone plays a part.”
National Nonprofit Wreaths Across America Announces 2019 Theme
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine and Hopewell, VA November 25, 2019 — Each year on National Wreaths Across America Day, millions of Americans – a third of whom are children – come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. Locally, several groups work to raise money to purchase wreaths for City Point National Cemetery. Each year, a new theme is chosen by the national organization to help local volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in our communities. This year, the theme is “Everyone plays a part.”
The American Legion Riders, Oldies, but Goodies car club, several other rider groups and the Hopewell Sheriff’s Department will escort the Wreaths from Crossings Shopping Center through town to City Point National Cemetery.
In 2018, nearly 1.8 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at 1,640 participating cemeteries around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud.
This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am, at City Point National Cemetery, located at the corner of 10th Street and Davis. It is always a free event and open to everyone. Please come and lay a wreath. For more information on how to volunteer locally or sponsor a wreath for a hero, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
About Wreaths Across America
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 hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Andrena H. Neary
Last modified: November 27, 2019