DAR: Wreaths Across America recognizes fallen service members

By George Clinton Chapter, DAR

The public can sponsor wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The George Clinton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is joining with veterans, civic groups and other organizations to recognize and honor our fallen servicemen and women at Arlington National Cemetery with the sale of holiday memorial wreaths to be placed on their graves.

Chapter members hope that community members will be able to take part by helping to honor those who made sacrifices for our country.

You can show your respect to the fallen service men and women who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery by sponsoring a wreath. Wreaths may be ordered for $15. If you wish to sponsor multiple wreaths, four wreaths are $60. Regretfully, we cannot designate grave requests.

To participate, please make your check payable to George Clinton DAR-WAA, include your name, address and phone and mail to George Clinton DAR, 970 Timber Glen, Wilmington, OH 45177. Orders must be received no later than Nov. 20.

Wreaths Across America started as a grass-roots effort to remember those willing to serve and sacrifice. The Worchester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine found themselves with an excess of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. The owner, Morrill Worcester, wanted to do something special with the wreaths. He believed his success as a businessman was due in large part due to the values of our nation and veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Arrangements were made to place them for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. This tribute to veterans laid to rest has grown over the years. Wreaths Across America’s goal is to remind the public to Remember the Fallen … Honor those who Serve … Teach our children the value of Freedom.

On Dec. 16 Wreaths Across American will be at Arlington National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran. The wreath(s) that you sponsor will be placed on the graves at that time.

The public can sponsor wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_wreaths.jpgThe public can sponsor wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy photo

By George Clinton Chapter, DAR