Columbia Falls, Maine, and Laurens, South Carolina — September 19, 2022
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that the Historic City Cemetery in Laurens will be joining in the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2022. This is the first year that the cemetery will participate in this national program.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely. This year, there will be more than 3,100 participating locations placing veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.
The goal for the City Cemetery is to raise enough funds to place 300 sponsored veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling our mission all year long,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”
The Kennedy Mortuary is the site sponsor but we need you help too. Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for the Historic City Cemetery are invited to visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/sc0263 to learn more.
National Wreaths Across America Day is a free community event open to all people.