Saturday, December 9, 2023

‘Wreaths Across America’ planned at Greenwood Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 16

The Fowlerville Fourth of July Committee is proud to announce that they are sponsoring the 5th Annual ‘Wreaths Across America’ on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville.

The program will start at 12 noon, with the gates open at 11 a.m.. The noontime start will coincide with the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and similar events at over 4,000 other locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Each ceremony is as varied as the men and women it honors with speakers, moving sentiments, pageantry and often music. One thing every ceremony has in common is the placing of wreaths on grave sites to honor those who have served, many offering the ultimate sacrifice while serving this nation. On that day more than two million of them will be placed.

The approximate hour-long ceremony in Fowlerville will feature remarks by several speakers, including State Rep. Bob Bezotte.

The ceremony will be highlighted by the laying of wreaths for all of the military service branches, first responders, MIA/POWs, and Gold Star families. Special recognition will be given this year to the service and sacrifice of Vietnam War-era military with the laying of an Agent Orange Awareness Wreath.

There is no charge for this event. Veterans, their family and friends and the general public are all welcome to attend.

Brandon Denby, chairman of the Fowlerville 4th of July committee, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and may be reached at (517) 546-0270, or by email @ with questions. 

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