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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Support Veterans Wreaths Across America This December With Your Time or Money



For the 5th year, Wreaths Across America is raising funds and to place wreaths on the graves of Veterans in the Civil War Battery and the VA’s Soldier’s Lot at the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate on Saturday December 14, 2019.  Wreaths will be placed at veterans cemeteries throughout the United State on that date as part of Wreaths Across America (WAA) program. The program started at Arlington Cemetery and has spread to Veterans' Cemeteries across the nation.
           
Evergreen Cemetery holds the graves of over 440 veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.  Organizer Paul Whalen says, “There are hundreds of National Cemeteries across the nation and the world doing this, including the Arlington National Cemetery.In the past, I believe we have placed the most wreaths on Veterans' graves in the Greater Cincinnati area.”
           
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In addition to funding wreaths, volunteers are needed to assist with placement of wreaths on the graves. Last year, the group placed over 310 wreaths last year.  Whalen says, “We would like to place 448 in order to include all the Veterans' Graves in the Civil War Lot in the front of the cemetery.”
             
Volunteers will meet at the John R. Little VFW for coffee and to pick up wreath for placement at 8:30 AM on December 14, 2019.

At 8:50, volunteers will proceed to veteran grave locations. The ceremony begins at 9:30.
           
 If you would like to make a donation to assist in this endeavor.  Wreaths are $15 a piece and donations are tax deductible.  Checks should be made out to “WAA” (Wreaths Across America) and mailed to Paul Whalen at P.O. Box 22; Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075.  Checks should have Location KYELS and Group KY0098 marked on them as well.

Volunteers can email Paul Whalen at plwhalen@gmail.com or call him at 859-466-3450 or Carolyn Noe at 954-815-2457.


Or visit this website to sign up or support the purchasing of a wreath. https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/39553/Overview/?relatedId=41869




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