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Local Veterans Remembered During the Holidays

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

[November 15, 2012] – On Saturday December, 15th, 2012 members of the Elizabethtown community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.

Job’s Daughters Bethel 15 of Elizabethtown is seeking wreath sponsorships to honor veterans laid to rest in Elizabethtown cemeteries. Wreaths may be sponsored for a $15.00 tax deductible donation, and sponsorships are still available through November 26, 2012. Over 400 wreaths are needed to represent all veterans laid to rest in Elizabethtown area. All wreaths sponsored will be delivered directly to the cemetery. Wreaths may be sponsored online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org, “ACT NOW”, “SPONSOR A WREATH”, Select your quantity choice, “GROUP ID: “PAJDB15”, “LOCATION ID: PAMTCC”. You may also call Wreaths Across America at 877-385-9504, or Marcie Bahn at 717-475-6835 or email marciebahn@gmail.com . Sponsorships received by Wreaths Across America after Nov. 26th will be applied to 2013 events.

In December, Job’s Daughters will place the sponsored wreaths upon the grave markers of veterans and provide a moment of silence for each veteran. On Saturday December 15, 2012 at 12:00 Noon EST., a public wreath ceremony will be held at Mt. Tunnel Cemetery. The ceremony will be one of over 750 coordinated simultaneously across the United States. The purpose is to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, to honor their sacrifices, and to teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms. Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during the color-guard ceremony. The public is welcome to attend. Please arrive by 11:50am.

Wreaths Across America predicts that in 2012 over 400,000 wreaths will be placed nationwide, by over 150,000 volunteers as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.

The Wreaths Across AmericaTM story began over 20 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially poignant during the traditional holiday season.

Worcester Wreath Company continues to be a major supporter of the project, donating over 30,000 total wreaths in 2011. Over 400,000 wreaths will be sponsored by individuals, businesses, and groups from communities Nation-wide. Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.

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