City of Green & Local Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution Partner for the National Wreaths Across America Day on December 16
GREEN, OH – The City of Green and the Catherine Richards Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are partnering with Wreaths Across America to place wreaths on the graves of veterans at Green’s East Liberty Cemetery and Greensburg Cemetery on December 16.
In Green, on National Wreaths Across America day, December 16, the city will host a ceremony at each of the cemeteries before volunteers place the wreaths on the final resting place of our local veterans. The ceremony will begin at 11 am at East Liberty Cemetery located at 740 E Turkeyfoot Lake Road, and 2 pm at Greensburg Cemetery, 4890 Thursby Rd.
To date more than 200 wreaths have been donated with a goal of 600 to ensure each veteran buried in a cemetery in Green is not forgotten. Each hand made, fresh, live wreath costs $17 to sponsor and is made in the United States with Maine balsam. To sponsor a wreath or register to volunteer, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/OH0109P or follow the link from the City’s website at www.cityofgreen.org.
History of Wreaths Across America
In December 1992 in Harrington, Maine, when wreath maker Morrill Worcester found himself with a surplus of 5,000 wreaths during the holiday season. Worcester saw the surplus as an opportunity to pay tribute to our country’s veterans and arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. This annual tribute to our country’s veterans has continued ever since, touching the lives of millions of veterans’ families and volunteers and growing in scope through the years.
In 2007, the Worcester family along with veterans and volunteers formed the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America to continue and expand their efforts at Arlington National Cemetery and to support those around the country who wished to do the same. Wreaths Across America’s yearlong mission is simple: Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve, and Teach the next generation about the value of freedom. In 2022 alone, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers placed over 2.7 million veterans’ wreaths at over 3,700 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive, and promising city with more than 27, 475 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.
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