Monday, December 15, 2014
Last Monday I had the honor to address a crowd of dedicated volunteers, veterans, guests, and members of the public at a Wreaths Across America wreath ceremony at the Topsfield Fair Grounds. The touching event, which starts in Harrington, Maine and ends at Arlington National Cemetery, is coordinated in a concerted effort with thousands of volunteers seeking to remind people the importance to “remember, honor, and teach” about those veterans we have lost who dutifully served this great country.
The annual wreath laying trip first began in 1992; however, due to the large following and the tremendous interest in the yearly ceremony, Wreaths Across American was officially formed in 2007. The following year over 300 locations held wreath laying ceremonies in cemeteries in every state, Puerto Rico, and overseas with over 60,000 volunteers participating in laying over 100,000 wreaths. The organization continues to grow to this day and is in constant need of volunteers, donations, and sponsors.
To learn more about the Wreaths Across America organization, please click here. Posted below are several photos that Rowley Selectman Bob Snow captured during last Monday’s ceremony.