Great Lakes National Cemetery Hosts Wreaths Across America Clean-up Event

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In December, the Wreaths Across America organization, with the help of thousands of caring volunteers across the country, held wreath laying ceremonies at the graves of our nation’s veterans from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts. Tomorrow, January 25, Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly will host their Wreaths Across American clean-up event from 10:00-11:30am snow, rain or shine. Take the time this weekend to join other volunteers in this endeavor and show your appreciation for all that the veterans do and have done for us.

Wreaths Across America began by the efforts of Morrill Worcester and a surplus of holiday wreaths. Worcester, with help from Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery in one of the older sections that had been receiving fewer visitors with each passing year. The tribute quietly happened each year until 2005, when a photo of the ceremony outcome received national attention. The ceremony spread to other cemeteries around the nation and the Wreaths Across America organization began.

The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember our fallen veterans, to Honor those who serve and to Teach our children the value of freedom.

 

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