Local Effort Underway to Support Wreaths Across America

Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at our local cemeteries are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,000 locations, will be on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The goal: to place a live, balsam fir wreath at the headstone of every veteran buried there and say each person’s name, so their memory lives on.

 

Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition is collecting sponsorships for these wreaths.  Our goal is for our community to place over 200 Wreaths.  Each wreath sponsorship costs

$15, with $5 going to the Veterans Coalition.

 

“Each and every wreath is a gift from an appreciative person or family 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 humbled that Clear Creek County, Colorado is participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.”

 

National Wreaths Across America Day is a free event, open to all. For more information, to

donate or to sign up to volunteer, 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 1,000 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

 

For links to our local cemeteries, please click below:

Alvarado-Georgetown Cemetery (87 Graves)  - https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=46482

Dumont Cemetery (16 Graves) - https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=37752

Empire Cemetery (23 Graves) - https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=37747

Idaho Springs Cemetery (72 Graves) - https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=37764

Silver Plume Cemetery (12 Graves) - https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=37734