Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wreaths Across America Day December 15 To Honor Veterans At National Iwo Jima Monument
All are welcome to attend the first annual Wreaths Across America Day ceremony to be held at the National Iwo Jima Monument on Saturday December 15, 2012 starting at 12 noon.
Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms. The monument is...located on the Newington/New Britain town line on Ella Grasso Boulevard at the corner of Barbour Road.
Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during...a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 750 participating locations all across the Country, including Arlington National Cemetery.
The Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine donates the wreaths to be placed on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes. Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially poignant during the traditional holiday season. In 2012 it is projected that over 400,000 wreaths will be placed nationwide, by over 150,000 volunteers as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve including their families who sacrifice, and Teach our children the cost of the freedoms we enjoy each day.
Wreaths Across America's website can be found by visiting www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Gary Roy, President
Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation