December 16, 2017, at 12PM, the Friends of Eastern Cemetery will be hosting Wreaths Across America Day at Eastern Cemetery, 641 Baxter Avenue.
Wreaths Across America’s mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach. Each December on National Wreaths Across America day, the mission is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. This is the second year that Eastern Cemetery will be participating in this beautiful ceremony. A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath and later, the last time their name is spoken. Wreaths Across America encourages every volunteer who places a wreath on a Veteran’s grave to say the Veteran’s name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It is a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our Veterans alive.
Please consider donating to help us place wreaths on all 1,000 veterans at Eastern Cemetery. The last day to donate is Friday, December 1, 2017.