Local Effort Underway to Support Wreaths Across AmericaTM 2018
Volunteers to host fundraising campaign to ensure that all veterans at Mountain Home National Cemetery are honored
Tri-Cities TN —— Area volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Mountain Home National Cemetery are honored this December, on National Wreaths Across America Day. The 2018 ceremony will be held across the country at over 1,400 locations, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 12:00 Noon. The goal is 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.
“Every donation and wreath sponsorship is a meaningful gift from an appreciative supporter who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “We are so grateful to the communities of the Tri-Cities area for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.”
This might seem to be an early notice, but December’s Wreaths Across America Day is a huge undertaking, gathering sponsors to honor our fallen Veterans who rest at various cemeteries around the world. Whether for Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, or Veterans Day, every day is a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by Veterans who died in service to our country.
While remembering all Veterans who have served, locally we wish to honor those Veterans who are buried at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City.
Please take this opportunity to honor those sacrifices through the Wreaths Across America campaign.
From now until November 28, volunteers will host various fundraising drives to sponsor the 16,000 wreaths needed to honor every veteran at Mountain Home.
For a list of area groups supporting this project, contact Mountain Home National Cemetery at (423) 979-3535.
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 more than 1,400 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. Click here for more information.
Local contact: Wreaths Across America Contact:
David Carter Amber Caron