Wreaths Across America: Sponsor a wreath today
NOv. 30, 2017
As the country honored its heroes this past Veteran’s Day, a group of community members in East Alabama and West Georgia started working to ensure that our fallen veterans are also remembered during this holiday season. Each December, a wreath-laying ceremony entitled Wreaths Across America, is held at national cemeteries across the United States. Just off the Ft. Benning base is a quiet little cemetery called Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery, and on Dec. 16 at noon ET it will be the site of an amazing transformation.
Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery is the resting place for almost 10,000 veterans, and it is the goal of Wreaths Across America to ensure that every one of those headstones is covered by a live wreath during the holiday season. In order to achieve that goal, the organization need community help. Each wreath must be sponsored, whether by the family or friends of loved ones laid to rest there, or by businesses and organizations that want to do their part in remembering those brave men and women who served our great nation.
Wreaths are only $15 each, and for every two sponsored, a third is donated for free thanks to the Auburn Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Simply go to the Website www.FortMitchellWreaths.org and click on the link to sponsor a wreath. You’ll be directed to the Wreaths Across America site where you can sponsor a wreath for Ft. Mitchell. Alternatively, you can call 1-877-385-9504, and press 5 at the options menu to sponsor a wreath. Tell the operator you’d like to sponsor a wreath for the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery location, and provide them with the number AL0007 to get the 3-for-2 deal.
If you have a loved one buried at Ft. Mitchell, we also honor grave-specific requests. Please contact us via email at FortMitchellWreaths@Gmail.com, or send us a message through our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/FortMitchellWreaths.
The ceremony will take place, rain or shine, Dec. 16 at noon Eastern and the public is encouraged to attend.
We will have guest speakers, wreath placements for each of the Armed Services, and, upon conclusion, everyone in attendance will help place thousands of wreaths on the headstones of our veterans. Help us fulfill our mission of Remember, Honor and Teach by sponsoring a wreath.