The annual Wreaths Across America that honors our fallen soldiers is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020 in the Evergreen Cemetery. And you can help this year with your donation of time or funds.
Wreaths Across America (WWA) is the national organization that annually raises funds and places wreaths on the graves of veterans across the nation. The program started at Arlington Cemetery and has spread to Veterans' cemeteries across the nation.
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Locally, volunteers will place wreaths in the Civil War Battery and the VA’s Soldier’s Lot at the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate directly across from Jeff Wyler on US 27.
Wreaths will simultaneously be placed at veterans cemeteries throughout the United State on that date as part of the WAA program. They normally place hundreds of wreath each year.
Right now the group, spearheaded by Paul Whalen, is appealing for funds to buy wreaths at $15 per wreath. At this time they have enough to pay for about 106 wreaths out of 450 graves in those two locations. If you would like to contribute, checks should be made out to WAA and mailed to PO Box 22; Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075. Notations on checks should be KYESLS.
Or you donate online at www.wreathacrossamerica.org.
Wreaths will be taken from the VFW at 9:00 A.M. to the two locations in Evergreen Cemetery. All volunteers shall wear face masks and gloves and observe social distancing.
There will be a short ceremony at 9:30 at the Soldiers Lot. The SAR Honor Guard and Representative Rachel Roberts are scheduled to speak.
Wreaths will be available "outside" the John R. Little VFW on Electric Avenue in Southgate. If you would like to volunteer, the group needs with vans and pick-ups to meet at 9:00 A.M. at the VFW for transport to the Soldier's Lot and the Civil War graves in the front of the cemetery. When observing the brief ceremony, it is suggested that everyone stand behind every other Veteran's Grave Marker.
Wreaths Across America
Saturday, December 19, 2020