Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery are honored this December on ‘National Wreaths Across America’ Day. This year, the ceremony, will be held simultaneously across the country at nearly 2,000 participating locations, will be on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 12:00pm at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville.
The Fowlerville 4th of July Committee, and the Village of Fowlerville, is sponsoring the event this year for its first time in Fowlerville. The ceremony will include placing seven wreaths at the cemetery to honor the seven branches of our Military. The goal for future years will be to create fundraising opportunities through sponsorship to honor every veteran buried at the cemetery.
There will be a short program led by Livingston County Register of Deeds, Brandon Denby. The public is warmly welcomed to attend.
“Every wreath sponsorship is a meaningful gift from a grateful American 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 Fowlerville 4rth of July Fireworks Committee and the Village of Fowlerville for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.”
‘National Wreaths Across America’ Day is a free, non-political event, open to all people.For more information, to donate locally, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org
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 1,800 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.